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UNIVERSITY OF 

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V. 62-65 

1971-74 



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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

COVIN AND McCALL DISCUSS COCU PLANS 



JANUARY. 1971 

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The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

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Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
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Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hovt Evans, D.D., Editor 

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Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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Volume LXII January. 1971 No. 1 



WITNESS SEASON, 
A WAY TO OBSERVE IT 

We are including in this issue of Our 
Mountain Work names and addresses 
of missionaries who are supported by 
the churches of Asheville Presbytery or 
who have gone out from our congrega- 
tions. A most fitting way to observe 
"Witness Season" in 1 97 1 would be to 
write a personal letter to some or all of 
these "overseas witnesses". To do some- 
thing that is even more important, you 
can cut out this list, put it in your 
Bibles, and pray for these missionaries by 
name every day. 

Rev. and Mrs. Charles G. Alexander 
Caixa Postal 629 
Fortaleza 
C^ira, Brazil 
— (S) Canton 

Dr. and Mrs. Paul S. Alexander 
Tung Hai University 
Tai Chung, Taiwan 
Republic of China 
— Education (S) Oak Forest 



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More than eighty Presbyterians from 
fourteen different churches braved near- 
zero temperatvues on Tuesday night, 
January 19 to hear a discussion of the 
COCU Plan at a meeting sponsored by 
Presbytery and held in Campbell Me- 
morial Chapel of Asheville's First Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Speaking in support of the Plan and 
proposal, which looks toward the merger 
of nine main-line Ainerican denomina- 
tions, was the Rev. W. Riley Covin, Pas- 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Sylva, N. C. The Rev. G. Daniel McCall. 
Pastor of the Brevard-Davidson River 
Presbyterian Church presented the oppos- 
ing point of view. The meeting was pre- 
sided over by the Rev. John C. Neville, 
Jr., Moderator of Asheville Presbytery. 

Each speaker was alloted twenty min- 
utes to make his presentation and was 
then allowed ten minutes to respond to 
points made by the other. 

Mr. Covin said he considered it un- 
fortunate that the COCU Plan was being 
studied by a group made up of Presby- 
terians only . . . that it would have been 
helpful, in his judgement, if the other 
participating denominations could have 
been represented. He also suggested that 
it was too early in the negotiations to be 
foiniing fixed ideas about support of or 
opposition to the Plan. 

The Sylva pastor read from Romans 
14 and asked if things that divide us as 
denominations are really basic matters or 
if they are merely "meat and idol" ques- 
tions . . . matters of preference rather 
than of fiuidamental importance. He 
said he did not favor COCU because he 
seeks a super church, nor because he h 
luiappreciative of our Presbyterian heri- 
tage, nor because he thinks what people 
believe is unimportant. He stated that he 
does believe in reconciliation and he 
thinks tlie Plan moves in that direction 
. . .not "papering over differences" but 
learning to work together while having 
respect for differences. He felt the visible 
unity produced by the merger would 
make the "gospel more credible" to an 
unbelieving world. He also stressed the 
value of eliminating competition be- 



tween congregations, especially in small 
communities. 

Commenting on specific provisions of 
the Plan, Mr. Covin stated that it in- 
sures diversity and "does not try to 
crain everybody into a mold." He said 
there would be a place in the Uniting 
Church for emphases on both social ac- 
tion and evangelism. The provision for 
the ]3arish, it was claimed, allows for "a 
racial and social mixture" which will 
enrich the life of the Church. In sum- 
mary Mr. Covin said he did not regard 
the Plan to merge the churches as a 
panacea but as a "step in the right di- 
rection." 

Mr. McCall commended what he felt 
to be a genuine ecumenical concern on 
the part of the drafters of the Plan. He 
indicated Iiis own sympathies in the di- 
rection of unity and union, but said he 
found serious shortcomings in this Plan. 

McCall expressed dissatisfaction with 
ihe Plan's proposal to unite nine denomi- 
nations without having any well-defined 
doctrinal position. Fie said each uniting 
denomination would bring its own doc- 
trinal symbols into the union but they 
would not I^e normative, and an authori- 
tative theological standard would be 
adopted only after the merger had taken 
place. 

The increased participation by lay 
people provided by the Plan was lauded 
by the Brevard minister, but he saw 
weakness in the position regarding or- 
dained clergymen. He cited an elimina- 
tion of parity (treasured by Presbyter- 
ians) of Elders and Ministers. He said 
the Plan's concept of the Bishop seems to 
be drawn more from tradition than from 
Scripture and that power would be exer- 
cised by individuals rather than as a 
joint function. 

Mr. McCall stated his approval of the 
Plan's position that the Church is an 
organism and not merely an organization. 
He also praisea the idea that the 
Church's structure should be determined 
by its mission, but declared that lie found 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphan je. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbyter- ;n 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans. Treasurer Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

40 CHURCH STREET. ASHEVILLE. N. C. R.F.D I, BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

TEL. ASHEVILLE. 252-3061 Tel. SWANNANOA. 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January. 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1970-1971 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. J. T. Russell, Box 
326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son, P. O. Box 441, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune, 10 Richard St., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Holly Hill Drive, R.F.D. 4, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Keneth J. Fore- 
man, Jr., P. O. Box 488, Montreat, 
N. C. 28757 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, 

Canton, N. C. 28716 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Balus Chastain, Arden 
Church, Route 2, Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — P. K. Ferree, Bryson City 
Church, Box 308, Cherokee, N. C. 
28719 

SECOND V.P. — Tip Sawyer, Riceville 
Church, Route 2, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Swannanoa Church, 
Bee Tree Forest, Swannanoa, N. C. 
28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Gene 
Ulmer, Franklin Church, Franklin, N. 
C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Nelson Johnson, Arden Church, 340 
Sycamore Drive, Route 2, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Lee 
Clapp, Swannanoa Church, 323 N.E. 
Avenue, Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Bea Gardner, Asheville 
First 

VICE-MODERATOR 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — 
Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — Mary Evans, West- 
minster 

REGISTRAR Anne Davidson, Swan- 
nanoa 

HISTORIAN Beth Gettys - Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Mike Bates - 
Swannanoa, Phil Saenger - Grace 
Covenant, Sharon Stanfiel - Kenil- 
worth, Malinda Ray - West Asheville, 
Tad Boggs - Asheville First, Marci 
Howard - West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Miss 
Ilene Douglas - Arden. 



Mike Coston, 
Laurie LeMauviel, 



SYNOD SETS SEVENTH 
WORLD MISSIONS CONFERENCE 

The seventh annual Synod of Appal- 
achia World Missions Conference is to 
be held at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Friday 
through Sunday, February 5-7, 1971. 

The conference will have for its theme 
"If you love me . . " It is designed 
especially for young people who are 
Sophomores in high school and older. 
High school Freshmen are accepted if 
they are included in the same group with 
the Sophomores in the local church. This 
conference also welcomes any adults who 
are interested in world missions. 

Special speaker for the conference will 
be Mrs. Ethel Barrett, a noted lecturer 
and author. Worship leader will be the 
Rev. Pierre DuBose, Jr., an Evangelistic 
Missionary to Brazil. The Rev. Ken- 
nedy Smartt of Hopewell, Virginia will 
be Evangelism Teacher. 

As usual, a number of our denomina- 
t i o n ' s missionaries will be p r e - 
sent to lead discussions and for private 
conversations. They will include: the 
Rev. Robert Armistead of Ometepec, 
Mexico; Dr. Herbert A. Codington of 
Kwangju, Korea; Dr. Jack Crawford of 
Congo and Montreat-Anderson College; 
the Rev. William Mosley of Belem, Bra- 
zil; the Rev. and Mrs. R. K. Robinson 
of Taejon, Korea; Dr. William Rule of 
Luluabourg, Congo; and Miss Marion 
Wilcox of Taiwan. 

Asheville Presbytery's Jimmy Lyons will 
serve as master of ceremonies, and F. L. 
"Rocky" Young will be song leader. 



WITNESS— From Page One 

Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Armistead 
1700 Seward Drive 
Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 

— (S) Henderson 1st 
— On Furlough 

Rev. and Mrs. Walter P. Baldwin, Jr. 
222-2 Aza Takamore 
Shiroyama Cho, Kasugai She 
Aichi Ken, Japan 

— (M) Former Pastor Brevard-D. R. 
— Mrs. Baldwin daughter of 

Mrs. R. D. Bedinger 

Rev. and Mrs. John Boyle 
Caixa Postal 85 
Ponta Pora 
Mato Grosso, Brazil 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 
Coming in March 1971 for 3 

months furlough 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Olin Coleman 
Caixa Postal 24 
Garanhuns 
E. de Pernambuco, Brazil 

— Agricultural, From Weaverville. 

(S) Asheville 1st, (S) Grace Covenant, 
(S) Hendersonville 1st, (S) Weaver- 
ville. 



THANKSGIVING OFFERING 

AND JOY GIFT UP FROM 1969 

The 1970 Thanksgiving Offering for 
the Presbyterian Home fell short of its 
,125,000 goal by $1,208.47. Total receipts 
were $23,791.53 compared to the offering 
of $22,153.59 which was received in 1969. 

Gifts from the churches of Presbytery 
accounted for $23,311.53 in 1970 and 
$480.00 was received from other sources. 
Contributions from the churches in 1969 
totaled $21,735.38. 

The annual Joy Gift, an offering 
which is used to supplement inadequate 
incomes of retired ministers and their 
families, also showed a substantial gain 
over 1969. The Joy Gift for 1970 was 
$10,174.61. In 1969 it was $8,777.85. 

Contributions from the churches of 
Presbytery to both the Thanksgiving 
Offering and the Joy Gift appear in the 
table below. 



Thanksgiving 

Church Offering 

Andrews 105.13 

Arden 414.60 

Asheville First 4,777.04 

Bethel (0) 30.00 

Bethel (H) 30.00 

Black Mountain -— 506.96 

Brevard-D. R. 882.00 

Brittains Cove 100.00 

Bryson City 384.70 

Canton 286.32 

Cullow/hee 74.67 

Dillingham 152.00 

Etowah 140.59 

Franklin 742.95 

Friendship 94.00 

Grace Covenant _.-_ 683.43 

Hayesville 10.00 

Hazelwood ..._ 1,650.00 

Hendersonville — _ 2,598.79 

Highlands 207.00 

Ivy Park 50.00 

Kenilworth — . 690.35 

Lakey Gap 131.35 

iVialvern Hills ___... 406.57 

Mills River 234.30 

Montreat 658.75 

Morrison 163.43 

Murphy _ 250.00 

Oak Forest 176.59 

Riceville ..-_ 221.00 

Swannanoa 2,043,01 

Sylva 446.00 

Trinity 238.75 

Waynesville 599.00 

Weaverville 1,951.00 

West Asheville . 536.86 

Westminster 644.40 



Joy Gift 

42.00 

77.23 

677.62 

75.00 

382.64 

1,132.02 

53.00 

261.41 

177.20 

97.75 

43.80 
170.67 
154.60 
338.05 

35.00 

100.00 

1,977.88 

103.05 

22.00 
394.56 

27.24 
153.74 

72.96 
715.00 

15.00 

119.86 

108.63 

46.21 

325.90 

1,717.96 
179.89 

376.7-'! 



$ 23,311.53 $ 10,174.61 



Miss Evelyn Colvin 

Taiwan Theological College 
No. 2 Yung Fu Hi, Shih Lea 
Taipei, Taiwan 
Republic of China 

— (S) Bryson City 

Rev. and Mrs. John Ellington 
802 B. Eagle Heights Apts. 
University Bay Drive 
Madison, Wisconsin 53705 
— Mr. Ellington was student supply 
at and joined Waynesville Church 

— (S) Waynesville 
On Leave of Absence. 



January, 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



PRESBYTERIAJV HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

The children returned from their 
Christmas Vacation ready to go back to 
school only to be greeted with snow that 
kept them at the Home for the whole 
week. This is a time of readjusting our 
schedule when the children are out of 
school. Of course we never have enough 
sleds so the children improvise with oth- 
er things and all have their fun. The 
popcorn poppers go full blast, and the 
children make bowls of snow cream. This 
fills them up with the extras. 



Eight of our young people along with 
others from the Swannanoa Church will 
attend the Synod's Missions Conference 
in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in February. 
This is a conference that our young peo- 
ple really look foward to attending. They 
always bring back experiences that help 
them during the year at their home 
church and in the Home. Those attend- 
ing are: Sandra Laughter, Melaine Hyatt, 
Elizabeth Edwards, Barbara Revis, Mike 
Bates, Bobby Ferguson, Charles Robin- 
son and Gary Adams. 



Our children seem to do well in their 
studies at school. The last grading period 
at Owen High three of our children were 
on the Honor Roll. Melaine Hyatt made 
the A Honor Roll for the second time 
and Sandra Laughter and Sandy Prather 
were on the B roll. With the new grad- 
ing system that has been adopted, the 
lower grades do not have an honor 
roll but a large number of our children 
were very high in their grades. All of 
them take pride in what they do in 
school and for this we are very thankful. 

We want to thank Mr. Henry Pitman 
of the Drexel Company in Black Moun- 
tain for the new dressers given to us to 
replace the old one in the little girls de- 
partment. Mr. Ross Taylor of Black 
Mountain informed Mr. Pitman of our 
needs, and he sent them to us after 
Christmas. They add to the attractive- 
i.^'s of the girls department. 



FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 

2 — Anita McKinney 12 

27— Rebecca Clarke 13 

28— Linda Elam U 



Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Gartrell 
Caixa Postal 18 
Goianesia, Goias, Brazil 
— From Montreat Church 

Miss Agnes Godert 
Route 2, Box 491 
Panama City, Florida 32401 
— (S) Oak Forest 
On Leave of Absence. 



GIFTS TO BENEVOLENCES 
SHOW INCREASE IN 1970 

Contributions from the churches of 
Asheville Presbytery to the budgeted 
benevolences of Presbytery, Synod, and 
General Assembly are $9,573 in excess of 
the corresponding figure for 1969. 

The total amount received for bud- 
geted causes was $248,450 which was only 
1 1,345 short of the spending budget 
adopted by Presbytery for 1970. In 1969, 
when Presbytery had accepted a larger 
spending budget, our receipts were 
$14,895 short of the budgeted amount. 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill H. Grubbs 
Presbyterian Mission 
Chunju, Chulla Pukdo 
Korea 

— Hospital Administrator, Henderson- 
ville 1st 

— (S) Arden, (S) Hendersonville 1st. 

Rev. and Mrs. David Hamilton 
Apartado 884 
Acapulco, Guerroro 
Mexico 

Rev. and Mrs. Joe B. Hopper 
Presbyterian Mission 
149 Whasan Dong, Chunju 
No. Chulla, Korea 
From Montreat Church 

Rev. and Mrs. James L. Jackson, Jr. 
B.P. 117 

Luluabourg, via Kinshasa 
Democratic Republic of the Congo 
Africa 

— (S) Malvern Hills 

Mr. and Mrs. Beyke Jannink 
(S) Arden 
— From Arden Church 

Rev. and Mrs. Jack Maxwell 
McDowell, Virginia 24458 

— (S) Hazelwood 

— On Leave of Absence. 

Miss Lucile McElroy 
515 N. Zion 

Landis, North Carolna 28088 
— From Montreat Church 

— (S) Trinity, Hendersonville. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan M. Moore 
265 Columbia Drive 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 
— Business Administrator 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 
— On Leave of Absence. 

Miss Catherine Peeke 
Casilla 1007 
Quito, Eucador 
— Under "Wycliffe Translators" 

— (S) Weaverville 
— From Weaverville 

Rev. and Mrs. David E. Ross 
Southern Presbyterian Mission 
IPO, Box 1125 
Seoul, Korea 

— (S) Asheville 1st 



Page Three 



KING COLLEGE OFFERS 
SEMINAR FOR MINISTERS 

The Winter Seminar, January 28 and 
29, is being sponsored by King College 
to provide an opportunity for ministers 
in the Tri-Cities area (Bristol, Johnson 
City, and Kingsport, Tennessee) and 
Presbyterian ministers in the Synod of 
Appalachia to discuss trends in modern 
theology with an outstanding theologian, 
Dr. Addison H. Leitch. 

Beginning at ten o'clock Thursday 
morning, January 28 and continuing into 
the mid-afternoon. Dr. Leitch will give 
three presentations under the general 
theme "Trends in Modern Theology." 
There will be opportunities for discus- 
sion after each presentation. 

Dr. Leitch is Professor of Theology at 
the Gordon-Conwell Theological Semi- 
nary in Wenham, Massachusetts. He was 
born in Pittsburg and was graduated 
from Muskingum College. He received 
the Bachelor of Divinity and Master of 
Theology degrees from Pittsburg-Xenia 
Theological Seminary and the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree from Cambridge Uni- 
versity in England. He served as Dean 
and later as President of Pittsburg-Xenia 
Theological Seminary and came to his 
present work at the Gordon-Conwell 
Seminary in 1970. 

Additionally the seminar will provide 
during Friday morning, January 29, 
learning opportunities for ministers to 
gain a pragmatic understanding of re- 
cent developments in the field of man- 
agement and leadership practices, for 
their use in leading groups in the pro- 
gram of the church. Directing this area 
will be Mr. Joseph W. R. Lawson, Sr., 
Chairman of the Board of Southeastern 
Employers Service Corporation, manage- 
ment consultants. 

The seminar will also include on 
Thursday afternoon a presentation "A 
New Look at Stewardship" by Dr. Paul 
Warren, staff Consultant on Church Re- 
lations at King College. 



Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Sisk 
Caixa Postal 1394 
Recife, E. de Pernambuco 
Brazil 

— (S) Oak Forest 

Rev. and Mrs. John Somerville 
Southern Presbyterian Mission 
No. 133 Ojung-Dong 
Taejon, Korea 

— (S) Swannanoa 

Miss Cora Wayland 
P. O. 11004 
Charlotte, N. C. 28209 

— (S) Malvern Hills (S) Weaverville 
— On Leave of Absence. 

Rev. and Mrs. D. E. Williams 
Caixa Postal 110 
Sao Luiz, Maranhao 
Brazil 

— (S) Black Mountain 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1971 



Mmorial CSiftB 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



AITCHtSON, MR. F. L., HENDERSONVILLE — Ruth, 
Marjorie and Joe, Dothan, Ala. 

BLACKWELDER, MRS., COLUMBIA, S. 0. — Mrs. 
James Harberson, Hendersonville. 

BLEVINS, MRS. PATRICIA HORTON, SAVANNAH, GA.— 
Women's Bible Class of Oak Forest Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Ashevllle. 
Mr. & Mrs. James E. Neal, Enka. 

BOOTH. MR. WILEY P., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard P. Lamb, Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Ashe- 
vllle. 

BRADLEY, MRS. W. J., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Donoho, Asheville. 

BRYSON, MRS. KATHERINE, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
David E. Rathburn, Asheville. 

BUSEY, MR WALTER, PENSACOLA, FLA. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank T. Quinlan, Mr. & Mrs. Macon S. Henry, Ashe- 
vllle. 

CLAYTON, MR. CECIL V. — Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Plank and sons, Steven, Karl and Mark, Louisville, 
Ky. 

CLEGG, MR. DAN — Elizabeth H. Maxvi^ell, Montreal. 

COCHRAN, MRS. FAN DAVIDSON, MOORESVILLE, N. 
C. — Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

CROWELL, MRS. C. C, MONTREAT — Women of The 
Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

DAVIS, MRS. DALTON, SUMMERFIELD, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Horace T. Nolen, Franklin. 

DEAL, MRS. J. S., DANVILLE, VA. — Miss Bessie Mil- 
holland, Statesville, N. C. 

DEWEY, MR. CHARLES A., SR., ASHEVILLE — Mr. W. 
H. Owen, Charlotte. 

DEYTON, MR. ROBERT G., RALEIGH — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

DONALDSON, COL. T. Q., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. T. Q. 
Donaldson, Etowah. 

FRADY, MR. GARRETT, ASHEVILLE — Women of the 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

FRANKLIN, MR. T. B., CLARKSVILLE, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Furman Robertson, Waynesville, 

GESNER, MASTER STANFORD GRAYDON, HENDER- 
SONVILLE — Miss Leigh Ann Higgins, Henderson- 
ville. 

GORHAM, MRS. GRAY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Philip 
Woolcott, Asheville. 

GREY, MRS, CHARLES L., HENDERSONVILLE — Circle 
No. 1 of First Church, Mrs. Charles R. Scott, 
Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Mr. George F. Stowell, Mrs. 
Mildred Powel Singley, Mr. & Mrs, Thomas D. Clark, 
Mrs. Forrest Gardner, Miss Anne Sample. Miss Emma 
Sample, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. C, C, Gates, 
Dana, 

GUDGER, MRS. MYRTLE, MARSHALL, N. C. — Dr. & 
Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 

GUICE, MRS. MAY, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

HAMBY, MRS. SARAH ELIZABETH PADGETT, BLACK 
MOUNTAIN — Women of The Kenilworth Church, 
Asheville. Women of The Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, Black Mountain, 

HARTFIELD, MISS LOUISE, SALEM, VA, — Miss Jose- 
phine Osborne, Weavervile. 

HAYES, MISS ELSIE, FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. James R. 
Suit, Mr, & Mrs, George M, Slagle, Circle No. 1 of 
The Presbyterian Church. Women of The Presbyterian 
Church, Mr, & Mrs. J. A. Riddle, Franklin, Mrs, J, T. 
Barringer, Mount Pleasant, N. C. 

HEIGHT, MRS. TAVER — Women of The Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. 

HUDSON, MR. ROBERT GORDON, WAYNESVILLE — 
Mrs, Elaine Hudson, Waynesville. 

INMAN, MRS, DONNIE W,, BETHEL, N, C, — Mr. & 
Mrs, Robert Dempsey, Jr, & Family, Asheville, 

JACKSON. MRS. JAMES, MEMPHIS, TENN. — Elizabeth 
H. Maxwell. Montreal. 



JOHNSON, MR. JOHN N,. WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. Rufus Summerrow, Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R, Harpe, 

Waynesville. 
JOHNSON, MR, J. R., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Wilbur Ward, 

Swannanoa. 
JOHNSON INFANT, MORGANTON, N, C. — Circle No. 

4 of The Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 
KING, MRS. PEARL — Mrs. J. O. Kiser, Arden. 
LAMB, ANNIE KATE, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 

Lamb. Asheville. 
LEACH, MRS. ALTHEA C, FRANKLIN — Mrs. Wilbur 

Ward, Swannanoa. 
LEATHERWOOD, MR, R, L,, II, BRYSON CITY — Mr. 

& Mrs. Cecil Plott, Bryson City. 
LEDBETTER. MR. PAUL, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Jack G, McCracken, Waynesville, 
MACKEY, MRS DAISY HAMPTON, PISGAH FOREST — 

Mrs. Pearl L. Britttain, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 

Richard H. Moore, Mrs. Tina Hedrick Ray, Mrs. Lorena 

Hedrick, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Allison, Pisgah Forest. 

Dr. & Mrs. John S. Walker & Family, Malvern, Pa. 

Mr. & Mrs. Jon T. Freeman & Family, Jessup, Md, 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas King McCrary & Family, Mr. & 

Mrs. Joseph W. McGuire & Family, Mrs. Roy J. 

Delong, Mrs, Mary Jane McCrary, Brevard. 
MAXWELL, MR. MICHAEL, LEXINGTON, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 
McCORKLE, MRS. MARGARET, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 

Clarence M. Beard, Harrisonburg, Va. 
McGEACHY, THE REV. DANIEL PATRICK, CLEAR- 
WATER, FLA. — Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, Dr. & Mrs. 

R. E. McClure, Mr, & Mrs. Stanley P. Capps, Ashe- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs, Kytle Williams, Miami, Fla. 
MclNTIRE, MISS NOVELLA, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

George L. Lowry, Mr. David Lowry, Asheville. 
MILLER, MR. THOMAS GRESHAM, ASHEVILLE — Miss 

Sarah Goforth, Asheville. 
MORGAN, MRS, NELLIE TAYLOR, SYLVA — Mr, & Mrs, 

Arthur B, Painter, Mrs, Philip E. Dewees, Women of 

The Presbyterian Church, Sylva. Mr, & Mrs, R, W. 

Foster, Canton, Mr, & Mrs, Furman Robertson, Waynes- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Ray Clark, Cullowhee. 
MORRIS, MRS. LILY, HENDERSONVILLE — Miss Vinnie 

L. Black, Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Hendersonville, 
MORRIS MRS. VERNON, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 

Syble Anderson, Horse Shoe. 
NEVILLE, MRS. JOHN C, SR., MONTREAT — Dr. & 

Mrs. Phillip A. Sellers. Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, 

Mr. & Mrs, Fred Higgins, Hendersonville, Mrs, Wilbur 

Ward, Swannanoa, Mrs. Syble Anderson, Horse Shoe. 
NISBET, MR. JOHN E., VAN WYCK, S, C. — Elizabeth 

H. Maxwell, Montreat. 
NOE, MRS WINNIFRED, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Helen H. 

Powell, Asheville. 
PATTERSON, MR. & MRS, G. V., GASTONIA, N, C— 

Mrs. Elisabeth L. More, Black Mountain. 
PIERCE, MRS. UNA W,, WHITTIER, N, C, — Mr. & Mrs. 

L. A. Breen, Whittier. 
PITTENGER. MR. PAUL, RALEIGH— Mrs, James Harber- 
son. Hendersonville, 
POTTS, MRS, ESTELL, FRANKLIN — Mrs, Hazel Hylton, 

Mrs, Frances Gentry. Franklin. 
ROBERTS, MR. STALEY PAGE, SR,, WEAVERVILLE— 

Mr, & Mrs, Arnold J, Miller, Asheville, 
RUFF, MR. HUB, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Rufus 

Summerrow, Waynesville. 
RUNNION. MRS, A, J. — Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Perkins, 

Asheville. 
RUSSELL, MRS. A. S., JR., ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. — 

Mrs. R. E. Langhans, Hendersonville, 
SANDERS, MRS, ERNEST A,, CANDLER — Mr, & Mrs, 

Gus M, Devlin, Asheville, 
STILES, MRS. EMMA, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Jack 

G. McCracken, Waynesville, 
STOWELL. MRS, GEORGE F,, HENDERSONVILLE — 

Dr, & Mrs. Phillip A, Sellers, Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. 

Bartels, Hendersonville. 
STYERS, MRS. DOLLIE, WINSTON-SALEM, N. C— Mr. 

J. W. Spicer, Asheville. 
GULLIVAN, MRS, MILTON A,. JR,, DAYTON, O, — Mr, 

Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 
SURBER, MRS. CLIFF ROE, LAKELAND, FLA.— Mr. & 

Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Asheville. 
TANNER, MRS. BOB, SR.. RUTHERFORDTON. N. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Woollcott. Sr., Asheville. 



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TRULL, MR. DENNIS — Mr. & Mrs. Ron Gentry, Ashe- 
ville. 

WATKINS, MR. G. S., MARION, N. C— Mrs. Marietta P. 
Suhart, Andrews. 

WATKINS, MR. JOE, SWANNANOA — Mrs. Wilbur Ward, 
Swannanoa. 

WATTS, MRS. DOVIE J.. CANTON — Faculty and Stu- 
dents of Canton Junior High School, Myra McClure, 
Harriet Hyatt, Debbie Boone, Deane Rhodarmer, Cindy 
Stiles. Harriet Campbell, Glena Ward, Circle No. 4 
of the Presbyterian Church, Mrs. W. L. Suttles, 
Mickey and Joe Trostel, Board of Deacons of The 
Presbyterian Church, Mr, & Mrs, R. W, Foster, Canton. 

WHITE, MRS. EFFIE ADELIA BRIDGERS— Miss Lydia 
Reese, Miss Mildred Reese, Hendersonville. 

WILLIAMS, MRS. H. L. — Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Garret, 
Hendersonville. 

WRIGHT, CAPT. DONALD W., VIETNAM — Mr. & Mrs. 
Hubert E. Johnson, Asheville. 

WRIGHT, MRS. GEORGE. ASHEVILLE— Gladys Miller, 
Alexandria, Va. 

WRIGHT. MISS VIRGINIA. SENECA, S. C. — Mrs. 
Margaret J. Norteman, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank Ferrell. Brevard. 

A Special Gift to the Fund from MR. GEORGE W. 
MUSGRAVE, WAYNESVILLE. 



SYNOD'S CONFERENCE 
OPEN TO FAMILIES 

Lees-McRae College at Banner Elk, 
N. C. is making plans to entertain a 
conference for the Men of the Church 
in the Synod of Appalachia in the sum- 
mer of 1971. 

It is expected that the actual confer- 
ence program will be conducted over a 
weekend, Friday evening through Sun- 
day noon, but officials of the college 
hope to make the facilities of the institu- 
tion available to families of the men all 
through the preceding week. Tt is esti- 
mated that board and room will cost 
five dollars per day per person for adults 
and four dollars for children. Sightseeing 
tours, fishing, swimming, and golfing 
will be available for family members. 

Details of the conference will be an- 
nounced as soon as plans are completed. 



TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO 

The Rev. R. D. Bedinger, D.D., Di- 
rector of Negro Work for the Executive 
Committee of Home Missions of the 
General Assembly, and formerly Super- 
intendent of Home Missions for Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, was dismissed to Central 
Mississippi Presbytery. 

A petition with sixty-one signatures 
was approved for the organization of 
Arden Presbyterian Church to take place 
on March 31, 1946. . _,. 

COCU — From Page One 

the principle violated by the Plan, 
especially at the district, regional, and 
national levels. He said that the Plan's 
proposal to vest property rights in the 
parish rather than in the congregation 
did violence to this principle even at the 
local level. 

Both at the beginning and at the end 
of his presentation Mr. McCall stressed 
the importance of first-hand reading of 
the Plan by anyone who is really serious 
about understanding it. Copies of the 
Plan (65 cents for single copies and 25 
cents in quantities of four or more) 
may be ordered from COCU Distribu- 
tion Center, P. O. Box 989, Philadelphia, 
Pa. 19105. 




SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

PRESBYTERY ELECTS MODERATOR, ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONERS 



FEBRUARY. 1971 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
at the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
age paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weavemille, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

40 Church Street - - - Asheville. N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendv, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Change of Address Requested 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 

Volume LXII February, 1971 No. 2 



woe COUNCIL MEETS 

by Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr. 

The Council of the Women of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery met in Asheville at the 
S&W on Saturday, January 30th, with 
Mrs. }. T. Russell, President, presiding. 

Mrs. Kenneth Foreman gave a Devo- 
tional "Feed hungry bodies but don't 
forget hungry souls!" 

Mrs. Russell announced that the an- 
nual meeting of Asheville Presbytery 
Women of the Church will be held at 
the Home for Children, Black Mountain, 
on April 22nd. Plans were made for this 
meeting. 

Mrs. Harold Borchert led prayers for 
all missionaries attached to our Presby- 
tery in particular. 

Mrs. W. L. Gettys made a request for 
more aid to King College in Bristol, 
Tennessee. Mrs. Florence Ryan reported 
on Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Ala- 
bama, and commended the Calloway 
Scholarship student who comes from 
Asheville, Miss Loretta Young. 

Other reports were made by various 
officers and cause chairmen. 



The Rev. David L. Parks of the 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, was 
elected Moderator at the winter meeting 
of Asheville Presbytery held Jan. 23 in 
Hendersonville's First Presbyterian 
Church. 

The Rev. John C. Neville, Jr., host 
pastor and retiring Moderator, preached 
the opening sermon on "The Profitable- 
ness of Predestination." 

Elected to serve as commissioners to 
the 1971 meeting of the General Assem- 
bly were: the Rev. Dan McCall, the Rev. 
Harold Borchert and Ruling Elders Kay 
Stutts of the Montreat Church and Sam 
Smith of the Hazelwood Church. 

Elder W. M. Sessler of Asheville First 
Church and Chairman of Presbytery's 
Council presented the recommended 
Benevolence Budget for 1971 which was 
adopted as follows: Basic Budget .1>260,- 
955 plus a Challenge of $13,047 making 
a total of 1274,002. 

The Stated Clerk presented an incom- 
plete report indicating that the Presby- 
tery would record a modest membership 
growth for 1970 and that gifts to bene- 
volences came to within ^% of the 
spending budget. 

Mrs. J. T. Russell, Jr. of Waynesville 
and President of the Women of the 
Church of Asheville Presbytery presented 
the annual report of that organization. 

CHURCH WOMEN TO MEET 
IN ASHEBORO 

Church Women United of North Caro- 
lina will hold their annual Assembly in 
Asheboro March 21-22, 1971, according 
to announcement by Mrs. Sam Dunn, 
Enfield, president. Theme for the meet- 
ing will be BREAKTHRU: Our Right, 
Our Responsibility as Women. 

A registration fee of $2.00 should be 
sent to the treasurer, Mrs. T. Fred Henry, 
114 E. Miller Street, Salisbury, N. C. 
28133. 

The Assembly is open to all church 
women, whether or not your denomina- 
tion is officially connected with Church 
Women United. 



The report of the Nominating Com- 
mittee was given by its chairman. Elder 
Thomas H. Lamb of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Newly named com- 
mittee chairmen are: the Rev. Jeff T. 
Kesterson, Church Extension; the Rev. 
David L. Parks, Christian Education; the 
Rev. L. V. Secrest, Nominations; Arthur 
Matthews, World Missions; Kay Stutts, 
Presbyterian Foundation; and the Rev. 
Harold Borchert, Evangelism. A full 
listing of Presbytery's committees and re- 
presentatives appears elsewhere in this 
issue. 

Presbytery will meet next on Tuesday, 
April 13 at the Presbyterian Home for 
Children, Black Mountain, N. C. 



NEW CONFESSION COMMITTEE 
REVEALS PLANS 

Presbyterians will have a chance to 
feed-in their comments to their denomi- 
nation's ad interim committee on a New 
Confession of Faith and Book of Con- 
fessions. 

"We are going to try to stimulate wide- 
spread discussion in the Church, even 
before a draft is ready to be submitted," 
Dr. Albert C. Winn of Louisville, Ky., 
chairman of the Presbyterian U. S. 
committee, said in a recent interview. 
"We cannot wait for perfection of a 
draft to get the Church involved." 

Dr. Winn said that the committee 
which he lieads has prepared two study 
guides, one which compares The Scots 
Confession with The Westminster Con- 
fession and the other which compares 
The Heidelberg Catechism with The 
Westminster Shorter Catechism. 

"We want to ask selected presbyteries 
across the Church to engage in this sort 
of comparative study and to give the 
committee some feedback." 

The committee, meeting in Atlanta on 
Jan. 22-23, also authorized preparation 
of a study guide on "historical and cur- 
rent" heresies. 

More On Page Four 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church street, asheville. n. c. r.f.d. i. Black mountain, n. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-306I Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February, 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1970-1971 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. J. T. Russell, Box 
326, WaynesviUe, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son, P. O. Box 441, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune, 10 Richard St., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Holly Hill Drive, R.F.D. 4, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Keneth J. Fore- 
man, Jr., P. O. Box 488, Montreat, 
N. C. 28757 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, 

Canton, N. C. 28716 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Balus Chastain, Arden 
Church, Route 2, Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — p. K. Ferree, Bryson City 
Church, Box 308, Cherokee, N. C. 
28719 

SECOND V.P.— Tip Sawyer, Riceville 
Church, Route 2, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Swannanoa Church, 
Bee Tree Forest, Swannanoa, N. C. 
28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Gene 
Ulmer, Franklin Church, Franklin, N. 
C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Nelson Johnson, Arden Church, 340 
Sycamore Drive, Route 2, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Lee 
Clapp, Swannanoa Church, 323 N.E. 
Avenue, Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR— Bea Gardner, Asheville 
First 

VICE-MODERATOR — Mike Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER Laurie LeMauviel, 

Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — Mary Evans, West- 
minster 

REGISTRAR — Anne Davidson, Swan- 
nanoa 

HISTORIAN— Beth Gettys - Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Mike Bates - 
Swannanoa, Phil Saenger - Grace 
Covenant, Sharon Stanfiel - Kenil- 
worth, Malinda Ray - West Asheville, 
Tad Boggs - Asheville First, Marci 
Howard - West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Miss 
Ilene Douglas - Arden. 



DIRECTORY OF ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



(Reflecting changes made at January 23 meeting of Presbytery) 

Moderator: Rev. David L. Parks, Weaverville, July 1971 

Stated Clerk: Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, 40 Church St., Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Permanent Clerk: Rev. Gale D. Lammey, 784 Sand Hill Rd., Asheville, N. C. 28806 

Treasurer for Benevolences: Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, address above. 

Historian: Rev. R. E. McClure, 50 Pinehurst Rd., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

Publicity Clerk: 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

1972 — H. E. Johnson, Kenilvi^orth. 

1973 — Murray A. Miller, Grace Covenant. 

1974 — O. E. Starnes, Jr., Oak Forest. 

TRUSTEES OF h/IONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE 

1971 — Horace Adams, Grace Covenant; J. W. Byers, Asheville 1st. 
1972— Robert G. Hunter, Arden; Frank Todd, Hendersonville 1st. 
1973— Rev. B. Hoyt Evans; Rev. G. Daniel McCall. 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

1973— Rev. G. Daniel McCall. 

1974 — Joseph L. Hunter, Grace Covenant. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Cfiurch Extension 

1972 — Jack Webb, Arden; Rev. J. T. Kesterson, Chairman; George Stowell, Hendersonville 1st; 

Rev. Bill Williams. 
1973 — Howard Warren, Malvern Hills; Graham Price, Weaverville; Rev. Joseph Greer; Rev. 

Wyatt Aiken. 
1974— Rev. William H. Bell; Rev. W. L. Hodgkin; Robert J. Robinson, Asheville 1st; Noah 

Bradley, Riceville. 

Presbyterian Home for Cfiildren 

1972 — Rev. H. B. Dendy, President; Rev. Robert S. Busey; David S. Bender, Kenilworth; Mrs. 

Sarah A. Smithson, Westminster. 
1973 — Calvin Kuykendall, Hendersonville 1st; Mrs. George Lacy, Arden; Dr. Hubert Clapp, 

Swannanoa; Rev. Gale D. Lammey. 
1974 — J. Paul Teal, Jr., Asheville 1st; Mrs. Sam Huddleston, Asheville 1st; J. R. Lewis, Grace 

Covenant; Edward G. Roberts, Malvern Hills. 

Christian Education 

1972 — R. Lynn Crawley, Westminster; Rev. Gale D. Lammey; William Stanley, Brevard. 
1973 — J. G. Williams, Malvern Hills; Lewis D. Mitchell, Arden; Rev. Archie L. McNair. 
1974 — Rev. David L. Parks, Chairman; Rev. Joseph Greer; Horace Nolen, Franklin. 

Presbytery's Council 
1972 — W. L. Gettys, Westminster; Rev. J. L. Jackson; Rev. R. E. McClure; George Sowerby, 

F.'anklin. 
1973 — W. M. Sessler, Asheville 1st, Chairman; Rev. Richard G. Shelor; Rev. Edwin P. Graham; 

W. P. McLean, West Asheville. 
1974— Arthur Kiser, Malvern Hills; Dr. H. L. Bacon, Bryson City; Rev. Harold Borchert; Rev. 

G. Daniel McCall. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work 
1972 — Rev. C. Grier Davis, Chairman; Lewis D. Mitchell, Arden. 
1973 — Rev. H. B. Dendy; Paul Patton, Swannanoa. 
1974 — Rev. Joseph Greer; Charles Munch, Malvern Hills. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
Nominations 

1972 — J. L. Connelly, Swannanoa; Rev. Edwin P. Graham. 

1973— Edward G. Roberts, Malvern Hills; Rev. Harold Borchert. 

1974 — T. D. Hunter, Hendersonville 1st; Rev. L. V. Secrest, Chairman 

World Missions 

1972 — Rev. Harold Borchert 

1973 — Rev. John Neville 

1974 — Arthur Matthews, Weaverville, Chairman. 

Annuities and Relief 

1972 — Rev. S. Brown Hoyt, Chairman. 

1973 — Rev. W. R. Covin. 

1974 — Mrs. C. M. Fortune, Kenilworth. 

Presbyterian Foundation 

1972 — Kay N. Stutts, Montreat, Chairman. 
1973— John D. Watkins, Kenilworth. 
1974 — Rev. Hugh Eichelberger, Jr. 

Evangelism 

1972 — Earl Brookshire, Oak Forest; Dr. George Lacy, Arden; Charles E. Smith, Weaverville; 

Rev. Gale D. Lammey, 
1973 — Rev. Robert R. Davis; Rev. Harold Borchert, Chairman; P. K. Ferree, Bryson City; Paul 

Martin Jones, West Asheville. 
1974 — Rev. C. W. Solomon; Rev. Dan Carlton; W. Jennings Freeman, Swannanoa; George Set- 

zer, Asheville 1st. 



February. 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Threo 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

We are the proud owners of a new 
CJhevrolet truck! After being plagued 
with repair bills on used trucks for many 
years, we are most liappy to have this 
new truck. Like many other much-needed 
improvements, this truck was made pos- 
sible ir/ money that has come to the 
Home tluough "In Lieu of Flowers" 
;>il'ts. 

For several years we have been keeping 
3ur fingers crossed for tlie old higii 
pressure boiler at the laundry. Finally 
it has "gone out" for keeps and had to 
je re]3laced. Its replacement also has been 
made possible through "In Lieu of 
Flowers" money. 

At this writing eight of our older 
/oung peo])le are makiiig frantic prepara- 
;ions for attenchng the Synod's World 
Vlissions (A>nfeience at Catlinburg. They 
will have a full report for tiie next issue 
'){ Our Mountdin Work. 



MARCH BIRTHDAYS 








Date 


Age 


Freda 


Wiggins 


17 


11 


John 


Elam 


27 


7 


John 


Wade 


31 


11 



PRESBYTERY ADOPTS 
OVERTURES 

At its Winter meeting, January 23, 
Asheville Presbytery adopted two over- 
tures dealing with the responsibilitiy of 
General Assembly agencies for publica- 
tions which they co-sponsor with other 
denominations. 

These overtures were proposed by Dr. 
R. E. McClure, former Executive Secre- 
tary of the Presbytery. They are print- 
ed below as amended and adopted for 
forwarding to the General Assembly. 



FIRST OVERTURE 

WHEREAS, the General Assembly in 1970 
was asked to direct the Board of Chris- 
tian Education to "withdraw immediately 
fi'om the joint venture with the United 
Presbyterian Church and the United 
Church of Christ in the publishing of 
"Colloquy magazine", and 
WHEREAS, the General Assembly an- 
swered this request in the negative, specify- 
ing that "the magazine Colloquy is offered 
by the Board of Christian Education as a 
resource material", as the only considera- 
tion officially set forth as the reason for 
this action, and 

WHEREAS, in the debate concerning this 
action, it was positively stated that the re- 
lationship of the Board of Christian Edu- 



Christianity and Health 

1972— C. M. Hatchett, Asheville 1st. 
1973 — Rev. Robert S. Busey, Chairman 
1974 — Dr. W. M. Nelson, Westminster. 

Examinations 

Rev James L. Jackson, Chairman, 1973. 

On Experimental Religion — The Moderator. 

On Theology — Rev. Marion A Boggs, 1972; Rev. John Newton, 1974 

On Church Government — Rev. A. Allen Gardner, 1973; Rev. J. E. Bates, 1974. 

On the Sacraments — Rev. G. Daniel McCall, 1973; Rev. W. R. Covin, 1974. 

On English Bible — Rev. John Neville, 1972; Rev. Calvin Thielman, 1974. 

On Academic and Seminary Studies — Rev. David Parks. 1972; Rev. G. Aiken Taylor, 1973. 

Candidates 

1972 — Rev. Calvin Thielman; Vernon Hutchlns, Dillingham. 

1973 — Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Chairman; James B. Patton, Westminster. 

1974 — Rev. Archie L. McNair; Donald McKenzie, Swannanoa. 

Women's Work 
1972 — Rev. J. C. Lime, Chairman. 
1973 — Miss Ora Blackmun, Asheville 1st. 
1974— Rev. R. E. McClure. 

Sessional Records 

1972 — Rev. W. R. Covin, Chairman; Rev. Paul F. Warren. 
1973 — Rev. Wyatt Aiken, Rev. Stanley L. Bennett. 
1974— Rev. Charles Clubb; Rev. W. L Hodgkin. 

Minutes of Church Courts 

1972— Rev. Thomas B. McPhall. 

1973 — Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., Chairman. 



Rev. David L. Parks, Moderator. 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Stated Clerk. 
Donald McKenzie, Host Elder. 



Program 



Office of Executive Secretary 

1972 — Rev. H. B. Dendy; Stanley Settle, Grace Covenant. 
1973 — Rev. L. V. Secrest, Chairman; Harry Clarke, Arden. 
1974— Rev. Richard Shelor; F. P. Ray, Weaverville. 

REPRESSENTATIVES 
For Presbyterian Survey — Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., 1972. 
On N. C. Council of Churches — Thomas H. Lamb, Asheville 1st. 1972. 



cation to Colloquy was purely advisory, 
and in particular: 

The Board of Christian Education 
has no financial interest in the mag- 
azine, nor financial obligations to 
the magazine, other than the actual 
expenses of those representatives of 
the Board who meet from time to 
time in the interest of the magazine, 
and 

The Board has no direct control over 
the contents of the magazine, their 
relationship being solely advisory, 
and 
WHEREAS, each issue of Colloquy has 
a printed statement indicating that it is 
published by the United Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. A., the United Church of 
Christ, and the Presbyterian Church, U. S., 
thus giving the impression that each de- 
nomination bears its share of the responsi- 
bility for the purpose, editorial policy and 
contents of the magazine, and 
WHEREAS, the use of the name of the 
"Presbyterian Church, U. S.", in such a 
manner would lead the average reader to 
conclude that the publication has the ap- 
proval of the General Assembly, 
THEREFORE, the Presbytery of Ashe- 
ville, in session January 23, 1971, hereby 
overtures the General Assembly to meet 
June 13, 1971, to direct the Board of 
Christian Education to dissassociate itself 
from the publication of Colloquy at the 
earliest possible date. 



SECOND OVERTURE 

WHEREAS, the issue of joint responsibil- 
ity for publishing Colloquy, with certain 
alleged unacceptable contents provoked 
an overture to the 1970 General Assem- 
bly which failed to pass by a margin of 
only ten votes (179 for 189 against), and 
WHEREAS, there is a desire on the part 
of Boards and/or Agencies of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, for the sake of economy 
and co-operation, to join with others in 
the joint publication of magazines and 
other publications, and 
WHEREAS, such publications carry with 
them the implied approval of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of editorial policies, purpose 
and contents, 

THEREFORE, the Presbytery of Asheville 
hereby overtures the General Assembly 
of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., to 
meet on June 13, 1971, to direct all 
Boards and Agencies to cease and desist 
from publishing any magazine or periodi- 
cal jointly with any other denomination, 
which carries by direct or indirect impli- 
cation any indication that same is ap- 
proved by the General Assembly, unless 
such approval has been given in advance 
by a specific act of the General Assembly. 



"THE CROSS AND THE 

SWITCHBLADE" 
COMING TO ASHEVILLE 

"The Cross and the Switchblade," a 
movie based on the best-selling book by 
the same name, will be shown in Ashe- 
ville March 17-23. Terrace Theater at 
the Tunnel Road Shopping Center will 
be screening the film, and showings will 
be at I, 3, 5, 7 and 9 o'clock each day. 

The movie depicts the exciting minis- 
try of Rev. David Wilkerson in New 
York, and stars Pat Boone in the lead 
role. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February. 1971 



Mmmni OJiftB 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ALLEY, MR. JOHN H., WESTMINSTER, S. C— Mrs. May 

Alley Dunn, Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, Asneville. 
AMMON, MRS CORA, WAYNESVILLE— (vir. & Mrs. Robert 

Harding, Jr., Sylva. 
AMMONS, MR. CLrDE H., CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Miss Louise Slaughter, Miss Ann D. Hardin, 
Canton. 
BLEVINS, MRS. PATRICIA NORTON, SAVANNAH, GA.— 

Mrs. Milton A. Sullivan, Astieville. 
BLOXTON, MISS ESTHER, ASHEVILLE— Miss Rosalie 

L. Hassell, Henaersonville. 
BOOTH, MR. WILEY P., ASHEVILLE— Women of Grace 

Covenant Church, Asheville. 
BRAMWELL, MRS. RUTH, MADISON, IND.— Evening 

Circle No. 3 of First Church, Swannanoa. 
BROWN, MR. B. R., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. James 
R. L. Davis and Family, Asheville. Mr. Thomas 
Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Canton. 
BURTON, MRS. JOHN L., SR., ARDEN— Mr. & Mrs. Cloud 

Hicklin, Arden. 
CARLAND, MRS. KENNETH, ASHEVILLE— Men's Bible 

Class of First Church, Asheville. 
CARR, MR. ALFRED O., KNOXVILLE, TENN— Mrs. R. P. 

Jones, Mrs. B. B. Massagee, Jr., Hendersonville. 
CARSON, MR. J. RALPH, GASTONIA, N. C— Mr. & Mrs. 
D. W. Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Waynes Jewsbury, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. A. Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Willard Hogan 
Women of The Kenilworth Church, National Climatic 
Center, of Climatic Analysis Branch, Circle No. 3 of 
the Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 
CLARK, DR. DWIGHT LANIER, CHAPEL HILL, N. C— 
Mrs. Alice A. Carter, Mrs. Starr A. Sutherland, Ashe- 
ville. 
CLEGG, MR. D. E., SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA.— Women of 
The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 
Mountain. 
CLONTZ, MR. C. L., ASHEVILLE— Mrs. Imogene G. Deal, 

Swansea S. C. 
CUFFEY, MISS ELEANOR, GREENBELT, MD.— Christine 

H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 
GULP, MRS. DAVID, FORT MILL, S. C— Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank Ferrell Brevard. 
GUMMING, THE REV. D. J., DECATUR, GA.— The Rev. 

& Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 
DEAVOR MISS MARY JULIA, BREVARD— Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. C. Y. Patton, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank G. Carr, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Finck, Dr. & Mrs. 
Charles L. Newland, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon P. Fullbright, 
Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. Mrs. Richard 
H. Moore, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence F. Allison, Sr., Mrs. 
Tina H. Ray, Mrs. Lorena Hedrick, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. 
Pearl L. Brittain, Hendersonville. 
DUDLEY, MR. ELMER LEE, HAZELWOOD— Mr. & Mrs. 
Rufus Summerrow, Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, Mrs. 
C. N. Allen, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. Joe E. Johnson, 
Waynesville. 
ECKENROD, MRS. RUTH E., LENOIR, N. C— Circle No. 

1 of The Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
ERVIN, MR. PAUL R., CHARLOTTE, N. C— Miss Eliza- 
beth Randolph, Hendersonville. 
GREY, MRS. CHARLES L., HENDERSONVILLE— Mrs. L. 
H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss Maggie 
Good, Mrs. J. M. Good. Sr., Mr. & Mrs. C. F. 
Stonecipher, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mrs. McAvoy 
Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Frankin, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, 
Mrs. A. P. Hassell, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & 
Mrs. Loyd M. Spaulding, Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Crowell, 
Jr., Miss Elizabeth Randolph, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Hal L. Smith, Atlanta, Ga. 
HAMILTON, MRS. ANNE MOTLEY, ASHEVILLE— Dr. & 

Mrs. D W. Dudey, Asheville. 
HAWKINS, MR. CLARENCE, ASHEVILLE — Dr. Jack 

Powell, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Keller, Asheville. 
HUNDLEY, MRS. A. M., ROANOKE, VA— Miss Rosalie 

L. Hassell, Hendersonville. 
HUSSEY, MRS. HOWARD, TARBORO, N. C— The Rev. 
& Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 



JASKSON, MRS. JAMES, MEMPHIS, TENN.— The Rev. 
& Mrs. Browne Hoyt, Montreat. Mr. & Mrs. C. LeRoy 
Robinson, Asheville. 
JENKINS, MRS. FANNIE, BREVARD— Mr. & Mrs. Albert 

E. Norville, Brevard. 
JOHNSON, MRS. PEARL BROWN, HENDERSONVILLE— 
Mrs. Leia Fies, Mrs. E. Y. Marsh, Mr. Frazier Marsh, 
Mr. &. Mrs. C. F. Stonechipher, Mr. & Mrs. O. B. 
Crowell, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Henderson- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 
JONES, MRS. V. T., SR.— Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., 

Hendersonville. 
KINSLAND, MRS. DORA, CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. C. R. 

Ross and Margaret, Asheville. 
LANIER, MR. A. G., CLEARWATER, FLA.— Mr. & Mrs. 

Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 
LEATHERWOOD, MRS. LEONA CALDWELL, WAYNES- 
VILLE— Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Hall, Waynesville. 
LEATHERWOOD, MR. ROBERT LEE II, BRYSON CITY — 
Mr Felix W. Potts & Family, Mrs. Maggie S. Crisp, 
Bryson City. 
LINDSLEY, DR. CHARLES H., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 
Alex Fortenberry, Mr. Mike Fortenberry, Miss Alice F. 
Laubach, Mrs. Katherine Kress, Mrs. Irene Anderson, 
Mr. & Mrs. John Dosier, Asheville. 
MclNTlRE, MISS NOVELLA ASHEVILLE— Mrs. Milton A. 

Sullivan Asheville. 
McLEAN, MR. DONALD L., DOUGLASVILLE, PA.— Mr. & 

Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 
MEDLIN, NADINE KINSLAND, CANTON— Mrs. Laydon M. 

West, Mr. Jeff Deitz, Canton. 
MORGAN, MRS. NELLE TAYLOR, SYLVA— Mr. & Mrs. A. 

H. Bryson, Sylva. 
MORRIS, MRS. VERNON, HENDERSONVILLE— Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. I H. Pearce, 
Hendersonville. 
MOSES, MRS. S. D., ARLINTON, VA.— Mr. & Mrs. C. R. 

Ross and Margaret, Asheville. 
NOE, MRS. WINIFRED, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. James 
Parks, Swannanoa. The Hy-Hopes Chapter of the 
American Business Women's Association, Asheville. 
ORR, MRS. LILLIE, HENDERSONVILLE— Mrs. Ralph S. 

Crawford, Hendersonville. 
ROGERS, MRS. ELIZA, WEAVERVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. Reid 
Lovelace, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. 
Robert L. Curtis, Mr. & Mrs. George Thomas, Weaver- 
ville. 
SHARP MRS. THOMAS S., BLACK MOUNTAIN— Dr. & 

Mrs. J. Frank Ligon, Black Mountain. 
SIMPSON, MR. CHARLES, ELBERTON, GA.— Mr. & Mrs. 

Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 
STANCILL, MR. R. M., VICTORIA, VA.— Women of The 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 
SWEETSER, MR. GEORGE T., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. 

& Mrs. 0. B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 
TALLEY, MRS. J. C, ROCK HILL, S. C— Mrs & Mrs. 

C. Raymond Smith, Hendersonville. 
TATE, MR. HOWARD C, HENDERSONVILLE— Ida W. 
Hinsdale, Greenville, S. C. Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 
Hendersonville. 
TINSLEY, MRS. ALICE MOSES, BREVARD— Mr. & Mrs. 

Grover A. Masterson, Brevard. 
WARREN, MRS. SUSAN P., CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. William 

Milne, Canton. 
WATTS, MR. C. CLARKSON, BLACK MOUNTAIN — 
Women of The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
Black Mountain. 
WATTS, MRS. DOVIE JEAN, CANTON— Mrs. Laydon M. 

West, Canton. 
WHEELON, MRS. MARGARET, BLACK MOUNTAIN— Mrs. 

Harold Coburn, Black Mountain. 
WHITING, MRS WILLIAM C, MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA— 

Mr. & Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Asheville. 
WILSON, MR. LACEY W., DURHAM, N. C— Miss Eliza- 
beth Randolph, Hendersonville. 
WOODELL, MRS. LUELLA JANE, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & 

Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Asheville. 
WRIGHT, MISS VIRGINIA, SENECA, S C— Faculty & 
Staff of East Flat Rock School. Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. 
Paden, Hendersonville. 



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KADEL LEAVES C. E. BOARD 

Dr. William H. Kadel has announced 
his resignation as Executive Secretary o£ 
the Board of Christian Education of the 
Presbyterian Church in the U. S. to be- 
come president of Pittsburg Theological 
Seminary. He will assume his new duties 
this spring. 

Dr. Kadel came to Richmond in July 
1968 after serving 10 years as the first 
president of Florida Presbyterian College, 
St. Petersburg. Prior to that he was pas- 
tor of First Presbyterian Church, Or- 
lando, Florida, and held pastorates in 
Tampa and in Ohio. He served as a 
chaplain in the U. S. Air Force during 
World War II. 

Later this month a special meeting of 
the governing board will be held to act 
on Dr. Kadel's resignation and to make 
plans for naming a successor. 



HYMNALS FOR SALE 

The First Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
dersonville, has 347 copies of the Pres- 
byterian Hymnal (the blue book) to sell. 
All of these books are in good condition. 
The church is anxious to sell all or part 
of them at fifty cents a copy. 



CONFESSION 

From Page One 

This guide will also be sent to selected 
presbyteries for feedback to the com- 
mittee, because, Dr. Winn pointed out, 
"a good confession bears witness against 
heresies." 

He emphasized the fact that the com- 
mittee voted to make the study guides 
available to anyone who wants to use 
them. "But we want to be sure and 
assign them to someone who will follow 
through on feedback." 

Docket for the next meeting of the ad 
interim committee will include consulta- 
tions with other Presbyterian U.S. theo- 
logians as another step to involve Pres- 
byterians beyond committee members in 
discussions before a draft is prepared. 

Members of the committee are hoping 
to take their committee to other locations 
in the General Assembly next fall for 
dialogue with particular groups having 
"certain expertise." 

Dr. Winn said that the earliest pos- 
sible date for a study draft from his com- 
mittee would be in 1972. If this schedule 
materializes "we may be able to bring a 
document to the 1973 General Assembly 
for the first vote. This would mean that 
the earliest time for possible adoption 
could be in 1974,' five years after the 
committee was appointed. 



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PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



MARCH, 1971 

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The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

40 Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendv, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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Volume LXII March. 1971 



No. 3 



KING COLLEGE PLANS 
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS 

A Workshop for Sunday School Teach- 
ers is being sponsored by King College on 
Sunday, March 28, for local church 
school teachers and for teachers in the 
Presbyterian church in the Synod of 
Appalachia, according to an announce- 
ment by President Powell A. Fraser. 

"This is one of the additional services 
which King College is providing to the 
churches in the Synod of Appalachia 
this year," commented Dr. Fraser, "and 
we are grateful for this opportunity." 

Registration for the Workshop is being 
handled through the individual min- 
isters. Class sessions will be held at King 
Sunday afternoon, March 28, from 3 
to 6 p.m. and again Sunday evening 
from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Professor John S. Gaines of the Edu- 
cation Department at King will open 
the Workshop with an address "What 
Makes a Good Teacher?" 

Five classes will be offered: "Pre- 
School Children and the Church," taught 
by Mrs. William M. Ramsay, Special 



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THE HAYESVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The Presbyterian Church at Hayes- 
ville, N. C. was originally known as the 
Hiawassee Church and was organized in 
1841. At that time American Presbyter- 
ianism was divided into the Old School 
and New School Assemblies. The organiz- 
ing minister at Hayesville was the Rev. 
Christopher Bradshaw who was affiliated 
with the New School branch. Mr. Brad- 
sliaw left the community after about 
two years, and the congregation was with- 
out any services for a span of several 
months. 

In 1845 the Rev. J. E. McPherson be- 
gan preaching at Hayesville once a 
month. Mr. McPherson, like the majority 
of Presbyterian preachers in North Caro- 
lina, was of the Old School persuasion. 
Under his leadership the Hiawassee 
Church decided to transfer to the Old 
School and was so received by Concord 
Presbytery at its fall meeting in 1845. 
Concord was a presbytery of the Old 
School Assembly. 

In 1846 efforts were made to raise 
funds for the erection of a suitable house 
of worship. Members of the church were 
so few and their financial means were 



so limited that little progress was made 
toward reaching the goal. Mr. McPher- 
son made an appeal at the fall meeting 
of Concord Presbytery in 1846 and an 
appropriation of $100, which seemed 
very large at that time, was made for 
the building of a church house at Hayes- 
ville. In due time an adequate and at- 
tractive wooden building was erected. 

When Concord Presbytery was divided 
in 1869, the Hiawassee Church became 
a member of the newly created Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery. When Asheville Presby- 
tery was formed out of Mecklenburg in 
1896, the church at Hayesville was a 
charter member. The following year, at 
a meeting presided over by Dr. R. P. 
Smith, the new Superintendent of Home 
Missions, the congregation petitioned to 
have its name changed to the Hayesville 
Presbyterian Church. 

On Monday, February 2, 1959 Dr. R. 
E. McClure and the Rev. B. B. Breiten- 
hirt met with the Hayesville people to 
discuss plans for a new sanctuary and for 
a financial campaign to undergird it. A 

More On Page Three 



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N JO ^t^isj0Aiiifi 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 CHURCH STREET. ASHEVILLE. N. C. R.F.D. 1. BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

Tel. asheville, 252-306I Tel. Swannanoa. 686-3660 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March. 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1970-1971 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. J. T. Russell, Box 
326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son, P. O. Box 441, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune, 10 Richard St., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Holly Hill Drive, R.F.D. 4, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Keneth J. Fore- 
man, Jr., P. O. Box 488, Montreat, 
N. C. 28757 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, 
Canton, N. C. 28716 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Balus Chastain, Arden 
Church, Route 2, Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — P. K. Ferree, Bryson City 
Church, Box 308, Cherokee, N. C. 
28719 

SECOND V.P. — Tip Sawyer, Riceville 
Church, Route 2, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Swannanoa Church, 
Bee Tree Forest, Swannanoa, N. C. 
28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Gene 
Ulmer, Franklin Church, Franklin, N. 
C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Nelson Johnson, Arden Church, 340 
Sycamore Drive, Route 2, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Lee 
Clapp, Swannanoa Church, 323 N.E. 
Avenue, Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR Bea Gardner, Asheville 

First 

VICE-MODERATOR — Mike Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER Laurie LeMauviel, 

Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — Mary Evans, West- 
minster 

REGISTRAR — Anne Davidson, Swan- 
nanoa 

HISTORIAN — Beth Gettys - Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Mike Bates - 
Swannanoa, Phil Saenger - Grace 
Covenant, Sharon Stanfiel - Kenil- 
worth, Malinda Ray - West Asheville, 
Tad Boggs - Asheville First, Marci 
Ho^vard - West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Miss 
Ilene Douglas - Arden. 



WHO WILL BUILD A CABIN? 

The aluminum exterior rust-proof, 
rot-proof, weather-proof cabin for use at 
Presbytery's Camp has been designed by 
Mollis Sprinkle, a deacon in the West- 
minster Church of Asheville. 




One such cabin has already been as- 
sembled at a cost of just under $400. 
The Camp Development Sub-committee, 
of which Mr. Sprinkle is chairman, is 
challenging local churches, especially 
Men of the Church groups, to under- 
write the financing and /or building of 
a cabin. Three churches: Weaverville, 
West Asheville, and Westminster have 
already indicated their interest in such 
a project. 

Mr. Sprinkle is desirous of receiving 
invitations from Men of the Church 
groups to present the cabin "project" 
and to describe plans for the develop- 
ment of the Camp. 



NEW RESTRUCTURING 
PROPOSALS PREPARED 

A new plan for redrawing boundaries 
of the synods of the Presbyterian Church, 
U. S. is ready for forwarding to the Gen- 
eral Assembly which will meet June 13 
at Massanetta Springs, Virginia. 

The proposal calls for combining the 
present 15 synods into 7, but suggests no 
lines for presbyteries. 

The plan will be marked "for infor- 
mation only" if the denomination ap- 
proves merger with the United Presby- 
terian Church. That vote is expected 
to be taken in January 1972. 

The Ad Interim Committee on Re- 
structuring Synods and Presbyteries has 
voted to ask the 1971 General Assem- 
l)ly to order the present 15 synods to 
meet in convention in the spring of 1972 
to plan for the transition. 

Those conventions would elect com- 
mittees on boundaries of presbyteries, 
mission and organization of the synod, 
clarification of legal titles, and relation- 
ships with institutions. 

Conventions would meet again after 
February 1, 1973, to consider progress 
being made in forming the new synods. 

July 1, 1973 would be the effective 
legal date for the establishment of the 
proposed new synods and the presby- 



YOUNG PEOPLE SET 
COUNCIL INTERVIEWS 

The Senior High Youth Council of 
Asheville Presbytery has annouced two 
dates for interviewing young people from 
the various churches who are interested 
in serving on the Youth Council next 
year. 

One session will be held Sunday, 
March 21 at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Asheville beginning at two 
o'clock. The other will be held at the 
same time the following Sunday, March 
28, at the Bryson City Church. 

Applications have already been mailed 
out to the churches. After they have been 
completed they should be given to some 
members of the present Youth Coun- 
cil, or they may be mailed to Presby- 
tery's Office, 40 Church Street, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28801. 

teries which they would create. Existing 
financial and administrative structures 
would continue until their successors are 
established in 1973. 

The committee asks that synods and 
presbyteries "give thoughtful considera- 
tion to staff deployment with adequate 
provision for the security of those now 
employed by them." 

The Assembly is asked to appoint a 
commission consisting of one ruling el- 
der and one minister from each of the 
seven synods and empower them to re- 
adjust a particular boundary line of a 
synod that requests a change. This com- 
mission would also name legal succes- 
sors to synods and reorder their relation- 
ship to institutions having multi-synod 
support. It would begin its work July 1, 
1971, and would cease to function at the 
end of 1975. 

While the committee proposes no 
boundary lines for presbyteries, as it did 
in its report to the 1970 Assembly, it 
does set forth guidelines. It suggests 
presbyteries with a membership of 15,- 
000 to 30,000 with 60 to 100 congrega- 
tions, at least 10 churches with more 
than 400 members, a potential for a staff 
of two to six, and with all churches lo- 
cated within two and a half hours* driv- 
ing time of the central point. 

KING COLLEGE 

From Page One 
Instructor in Education at King College; 
"Teaching Elementary School Children 
in the Church School," taught by Mrs. 
George W. Baxter, Jr., Special Instructor 
in Education at King; "Youth and the 
Church," taught by the Rev. G. Barrett 
Gilmer, Jr., of Banner Elk, N. C, who 
is director of Christian Education in 
Holston Presbytery; "Adult Education in 
the Church," taught by Dr. William M. 
Ramsay, Professor of Philosophy at King 
College; and "Great Themes of the 
Bible," taught by Dr. Robert W. Cousar, 
Jr., Associate Professor of Bible at King 
College. 



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March. 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Thies 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

As we indicated last month, our "news" 
this month will consist of reports by two 
of the young people, Melanie Hyatt and 
Gary Adams, on their attendance at Sy- 
nod's World Missions Conference, held 
February 5-7. 

MY TRIP TO GATLINBURG 

by Gary Adams 

I couldn't have asked for a better and 
more exciting trip than the one to Gat- 
linburg, Tennessee. It was a church con- 
ference meeting and it really put a 
thought in my heart. There were so many 
interesting speakers and missionaries. I 
enjoyed hearing about the life and how 
people in foreign countries served God, 
and that it really sank deep into my 
heart and many others, I'm sure of. 
Many stories were shared with us, and I 
would like to share this particular one 
with you. 

There was a little girl in Brazil, that 
came from a broken home. Her parents 
were non-christian and didn't give any- 
thing towards the church. This was the 
only church in the village where this 
little girl lived. Many people would go 
and listen to God's Word every day. 

One day, this little girl decided that 
she wanted to see what it was like to be 
inside this church. She went inside and 
became very interested in it. About a 
month later she became a Christian. She 
ran away from home because this church 
was going to pay her way to a Christian 
college. So she went and came back to 
visit her parents a couple of months 
later. 

When she had told her parents what 
she had done, they became very fond 
of her. She sat down with them a couple 
of minutes, and told them what God 
had done for her and them, how much 
suffering God went through to forgive 
their sins. So the following Sunday she 
took her parents to church. They became 
very interested in it and became 
fine Christians. From this day on, they 
are leading others to Christ, just as had 
been done for them by one person who 
was interested in a small church in the 
village where they live. 

No matter who you are, how little you 
are, or what size you are, any one can 
lead others to Christ, just as this little 
girl has done with her parents and many 
others. 

THE WORLD MISSIONS 
CONFERENCE 

by Melanie Hyatt 

The World Missions Conference at 
Gatlinburg was, for me, an unforgettable 
experience. I loved almost every minute 
of it — classes, free time, devotions, ses- 
sions in the auditorium — each was a 
combined time of learning, fellowship 
and fun. 

The town itself had an atmosphere of 



PRESBYTERY STATISTICS FOR 1970 

The annual statistical report of Asheville Presbytery for 1970 has been completed and 
forwarded to the Office of the General Assembly. A brief summary appears below. 

For the first time in several years there was a decline in total contributions. This was 
due to a sharp reduction in building fund receipts. Contributions for benevolences and 
current expenses showed a substantial increase over the previous year. 

One disturbing trend was reversed. For the first time since 1966 the total Sunday 
School enrollment of the churches of the Presbytery did not decline. A steadily decreas- 
ing Sunday School membership has been characteristic of the whole Presbyterian Church 
as well as of other denominations. 



Professions of Faith 
Other Gains 
Membership Losses 
Total Members 
Sunday School Enrollment 
Budgeted Benevolences 
Non-Budgeted Benevolences 
Total Benevolences 
Current Expenses 
Building Receipts 
Total Contributions 



1969 

264 
486 
607 
9429 
4900 
242,001 
81,932 
$ 323,933 
$ 760,337 
$ 368,495 
$1,452,795 



$ 



1970 

168 
492 
492 
9615 
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friendliness and charm that made it the 
perfect setting for the conference. I 
never would have believed that 1700 
strangers could be drawn so closely to- 
gether in one short weekend. And I will 
always remember the picture of all those 
kids walking toward the auditorium and 
the sound of all those voices singing 
"How Great Thou Art". The speakers 
were excellent; I especially enjoyed Mrs. 
Ethel Barrett, our special guest speaker. 
We had some pretty good classes with 
missionaries from Mexico, Brazil, Korea 
and Taiwan. I learned something of the 
way missions are set up and some of the 
particular needs in different areas. 
As many times as I have heard the 
great commission I've never been so im- 
pressed with the word "go" as I was at 
Gatlinburg. I guess I have always thought 
Christ was saying "Well, if you want to 
be a missionary and it's all right with 
your family, then go", or something like 
that. But He isn't. He simply commands 
with "all authority in heaven and earth" 
that we go. There is a degree of personal- 
ness in those words that I had never 
noticed before. 





APRIL BIRTHDAYS 




9 


Keith Bates 


17 


13 


Terry Wheeler 


13 


23 


Darline Wiggins 


7 


23 


Tenna Clark 


9 


23 


Sandra Giber 


15 


23 


Steve Bates 


15 


27 


Bonnie Starks 


16 



1971 CAMP DATES 

Presbytery's Camp Committee an- 
nounces the following tentative dates for 
presbytery-sponsored camps during the 
summer of 1971: 

Family Camp June 28-July 4 

Pioneer Camp July 5-10 

Junior Camp I July 12-17 

Junior Camp II July 19-24 



NEED AN ORGAN? 

The Brevard-Davidson River Presby- 
terian Church has recently purchased and 
installed a splendid new pipe organ. 
They are in a position to sell the two 
manual Hammond electric organ which 
they formerly used. The price is $1000. 

HAYESVILLE 

From Page One 
groundbreaking ceremony was held on 
August 8, 1959, and the congregation 
first met for worship in their handsome 
building on Sunday, January 17, 1960. 

Subsequent to the coiripletion of the 
new sanctuary. Presbytery purchased a 
modern brick residence which it has been 
made available to the church for use as 
a manse. 

In reading records of the Hayesville 
Church one frequently comes across 
names prominent in the life of the Pres- 
bytery and of the denomination: R. P. 
Smith, R. E. McClure, D. P. McGeachy, 
and others. One notation reads: "In 
September 1931, after a week's preach- 
ing by Rev. H. B. Dendy, two (members) 
were taken into the church." 

Over the years Hayesville has had a 
small but very strong Women's organiza- 
tion, having entertained District Meet- 
ings on more than one occasion. 

During the 1940's the church spon- 
sored an outpost Sunday School at the 
Union Hill community. During this era 
the summer Bible School enrollment was 
greater than the total number of church 
members. 

Present pastor of the Hayesville 
Church is the Rev. Charles Clubb who 
lives at Andrews and is also pastor of 
the church there. 

Mr. W. P. Bradley, a ruling elder at 
Hayesville and a former member of the 
North Carolina House of Representa- 
tives, refers with pride to a new modern 
highway which is coming into the town 
and to other signs of progress which he 
believes point to a bright future for this 
old church. 



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March, 1971 



iHmnrial (Stfla 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ABBOTT, MR. ERNEST, ASHEVILLE— Col. & Mrs. Robert 

C. Brown, Gulfport, Fla. 
ANDERS, MR. U. G., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 

Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonvllle. 
BEDINGER, MRS. JULIA S., KNOXVILLE, TENN.— Miss 
Margaret Arthur, Mrs. Robert R. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 
John H. Tarr, Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, Mrs. W. B. Bur- 
gin, Mrs. J. R. Johnson, Mrs. R. Alexander White. 
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Smith, Jim, Linda and Christo- 
pher. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Dr. & Mrs. B. Hoyt 
Evans, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Miss Annie Westall, 
Miss Mary Westall, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Miss 
June Lamo, Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Mrs. Mary S. 
Beadles, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. j. J. 
Stone, Mrs. Phoebe C. Gordon, Mrs. Grace G. Maness, 
Women's Bible Class of First Church, Asheville, Mr. 
& Mrs. Robert Peters, Tarboro, N. C. Mrs. Paul D. 
Patrick, Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, Black Mount- 
ain. Mrs. Walter G. Rhyne, Gastonia, N. C. The Rev. 
& Mrs. D. R. Freeman, Knoxville, lenn. Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Gulfport, Fla. Mrs. S. G. Glisson, 
Bluffton, S. C. Dr. & Mrs. H. B. Dendy, Weaverville. 
Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Home for 
Children. Mrs. T. D. Cannon, Spartanburg, S. C. Mr. 
& Mrs. Joe E. Bedinger, Charleston, W. Va. Mrs. 
William C. Finch, Nashville, Tenn. The Fondren Fam- 
ily Jackson, Miss. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene H. Brooks, 
Beaufort, N. C. 
BEDINGER, DR. R. D., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. Eugene 
H. Brooks, Beaufort, N. C. The Fondren Family, 
Jackson, Ivliss. 
BISHOP, MR. CLIFFORD G., ARDEN— Mr. & Mrs. Gus 

M. Devlin, Asheville. 
BLANKENSHIP, MRS. HELEN R., ASHEVILLE— Mrs. 0. L. 
Arnold, Women's Bible Class of First Church, Ashe- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
BLEVINS, MRS. PATRICIA HORTON, SAVANNAH, GA.— 

Mrs. & Mrs. Howard A. Warren, Asheville. 
BLOXTON, MISS ESTHER, ASHEVILLE— Miss Helen 

Miles, Montreat. 
BOSS, MRS. MARGARET, VENICE, FLA.— Mr. & Mrs. 
Everett R. Gibbs, Mrs. Viola S. Ransmeier, Dr. & Mrs. 
John C. Ransmeier, Kupples Klub of First Church, 
Asheville. 
BOYD, MISS MARGARET, HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & 

Mrs. Arthur W. Childs, Hendersonvllle. 
BRIGGS, MRS. N. M., WAYNESVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 

William Hulse, Raleigh, N. C. 
BRYSON, MRS. CATHERINE P., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Phoebe C. Gordon, Mrs. Grace G. Maness, Asheville. 
BRYSON, MRS. EVA M., BRYSON CITY— Mr. & Mrs. 

P. S. Ferguson, Bryson City. 
BURWELL, MR. WILLIAM H., TOWNSVILLE, N. C— Mr. 

& Mrs. Joe G. King, Asheville. 
BUSEY, MR. WALTER, PENSACOLA, FLA— Mr. & Mrs. 

S. C. Settle, Asheville 
CALLOWAY, MRS. REBECCA, BLACK MOUNTAIN— 

Lakey Gap Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 
CARSON, MR. J. RALPH, GASTONIA, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs R. Dixon Eskridge, Asheville. 
CANTRELL, MRS. CELIA SNELSON, ASHEVILLE— Mrs. 

Mary Jane McCrary, Brevard. 
CARTER, MRS MAY PEEK, ASHEVILLE— Mrs. J. Fred 
Osborne, Miss Josephine Osborne, Weaverville. 
Women of The Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 
CATHEY, MRS. PAULINE SHOOK, CANDLER— Mr. & 

Mrs. J. L. Quakenbush, Asheville. 
COMBS, MR. HORACE L., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & 

Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Hendersonvllle. 
DAVEY, MISS MAUDE, ASHEVILLE— Women of The West 

Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
DEAVOR, MISS JULIA, BREVARD— Mrs. & Mrs Charles 
W. Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Jerome, Mrs. Rowena H 
Summey, Mrs. Mary Jane McCrary, Brevard. Mr. & 
Mrs. John R. Palton. Tucker, Ga. Mrs. Fannie B. 
Loudermilk, Waynesville. Mrs. Theresa W. Gibson, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 



DILLARD, MRS. W. C, SYLVA— Mr. & Mrs. Phil Brint- 
nall, Bryson City. 

DUDLEY, MR. ELMER L., HAZELWOOD— Mrs. C. N. 
Allen, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Crockett, Frank- 
lin, Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Whisenhunt, Waynesville. 

ERVIN, MR. PAUL R., CHARLOTTE, N. C— Miss Eliza- 
beth Randolph, Hendersonvllle. 

EWBANKS, MRS. GRACE, HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & 
Mrs. James E. Usher, Hendersonvllle. Adult S. S. 
Class of The Presbyterian Church, Arden. 

FLOYD, MR. ROLAND, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. Paul 
Stark, Mrs. A. J. Van Horn, Asheville. 

FRASER, MISS BERYL, ASHEVILLE— Mrs. Alec White, 
Circle No. 3 of the First Church, Asheville. 

GREY, MRS. CHARLES L., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & 
Mrs. Hary F. Williams, Miss Elizabeth Randolph, Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. 
F. M. Parks, Mrs. J. F. Agnew, Hendersonvllle. 

HALLETT, MR. CLAYTON, ANACORTES, WASH.— Mrs. 
Lois A. Hall, Candler. 

HAMBY. MRS. SARAH, BLACK MOUNTAIN— Mr. & Mrs. 

C. M. Wolfe, Jacksonville, Fla. 

HODGES, MR. HENRY P., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & 

Mrs. R. P. Thomas, Hendersonvllle. 
HOLLAND, MR. BEN, LAKE JUNALUSKA— Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Dempsey, Jr. & Family, Asheville. 
HOPPER, DR. JOSEPH, HIGH POINT, N. C— Dr. & 

Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville. 
HORTON, MR. PHIN, JR., WINSTON-SALEM, N. C— 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Hunter, Asheville. 
HYATT, MAJOR WAYNE, HANCEVILLE, ALA.— Capt. & 

Mrs. Bobby L. Hardin, Hendersonvllle. 
JENKINS, MRS. ARTHUR N., SR., BREVARD— Mr. Don 

M. Jenkins, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Jerome, Sr., Mrs. 

Rowena Summey, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Campbell, Bre- 
vard. Mrs. A. L. Powers, Bethel Island, Calif. 
JOHNSON, MRS. PEARL BROWN, HENDERSONVILLE— 

Mrs. Forrest Gardner, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. 

Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 

D. Clark, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer. Circle No. 6 of The 
First Church, Hendersonvllle. 

JONES, MR. ROWLAND J., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
Mller, 3-M Class of The West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Maintenance Department and 
Friends In Maintenance Department of U. S. Plywood 
of Champion Papers, Canton. 

JUSTICE, MR. W. L., EDNEYVILLE, N. C— Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonvllle. 

KEETCH, MRS. JOHN, WEAVERVILLE— Mrs. J. E. Peeke, 
Weaverville. 

KINGSBERY, MRS. E. CLEVE, FRANKLIN— Mr. & Mrs. 
George Sowerby, Franklin Presbyterian Church, Sun- 
day School Class No. 3 of The Presbyterian Church, 
Franklin. 

KIRKPATRICK, MRS. ADDIE, WAYNESVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 
Martin Cunningham, Sylva. 

LANE, MRS. ANN CONNOR, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 
E. M. Vaught, Swannanoa. 

LEWIS, LT LARRY G., SOUTHWEST PACIFIC— Claud, 

Nell and Joe Church, Canton. 

LEWIS, MISS LENA, FRANKLIN— The Franklin Presbyter- 
Ian Church, Sunday School Class No. 3 of The Pres- 
byterian Church, Franklin. 

LINDSLEY, DR. CHARLES H., ASHEVILLE— Dr. Martin 
Wadewltz, Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Robinson. Mr. Dumont 
Clarke, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Frank, Dr. & Mrs. 
Noah Benninga, Ruth K. Luca, Mr. & Mrs. Fred A. 
Rogers, Carolina Mountain Club, Western Carollnas 
Section of the American Chemical Society, Mr. W. V. 
Henry, Dr. & Mrs. R. D. Gregory and Dick, Dr. E. H. 
Dunn, Mrs. Dorothy Bess, Dr. & Mrs. Horace Adams, 
Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Men's Bible Class of 
First Church, Asheville. American Enka Corporation, 
Research Department of American Enka Company, 
Enka. Mr. & Mrs. Walton R. Smith & Family, Franklin. 
Mrs. B. Forestler Walker, Loudonville, N. Y. Mr. & 
Mrs. Don Godehn, Hendersonvllle. 

LOMINAC, MR. MITCHELL F., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

MACKEY, MRS. DAISY H., PISGAH FOREST— Dr. & 

Mrs. John S Walker. Malvern, Pa. 
McCALL, MR. WILLIAM, WINSTON-SALEM, N. C— Dr. 

Ozmer L. Henry, Jr., Black Mountain. 
McGEACHY, DR. D. P., JR., CLEARWATER, FLA— Mr. 

& Mrs. R. E. McClure, Jr., Decatur, Ga. 
McGLAMERY, MRS. IDA, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. C. H. 
Bolton, Miss Alice Slagle, Sunday School Class No. 3 
of The Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 



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McMEANS, MRS. LUCILLE, BLACK MOUNTAIN— Lakey 

Gap Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain 
MOLAND, MRS. JEAN W., ROCKVILLE, MD.— Mrs. 
Charles R. Scott, Mrs. Forrest Gardner, Miss Anne 
Sample, Miss Emma Sample, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred P. 
Goodwin, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Mr. 
& Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stone- 
cipher, Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Parks, Mrs. L. K. Singley, 
Hendersonvllle. Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Gates, Dana. Mrs. 
William Delanoy, Rockwille, Md. 
MOORE, MR. LLOYD, COLUMBIA ,S. C— Women of The 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain 
MORRIS, MRS. LILY, HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 

James E. Usher, Hendersonvllle. 
NELSON, MR. FRANK W., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & 
Mrs. David W. Simpson, Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bond 
Jr., Mr. Alfred P. Goodwin, Mr. & Mrs. T. D. Clark' 
Dr. & Mrs. W. A. Luck, Hendersonvllle. 
NESBITT, MR. BOYD E., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & 

Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonvllle 
NORVILLE, MR. ALBERT E. BREVARD— Mr. & Mrs. L. P. 
Deavor, Mrs. Ellle L. Herrick, Miss Annie May Patton, 
Mr. & Mrs. D. F. Stoneback, Brevard. 
PATTERSON, MR. C. W., ASHEVILLE— Mrs. Alice A. 
Carter, Mrs. Starr A. Sutherland, Asheville. 
PENLAND, MRS. OLLIE LANCE, HAYESVILLE— Mrs. 

Martha C. Furness, Canton. 
REIS, MR. EDWARD, NOGALES, ARIZ.— Mr. & Mrs. 

Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonvllle. 
RICE, MR. ROBERT H., BLACK MOUNTAIN— Mr & Mrs 
E. M. Vaught, Mrs. J. R. Wllllford, Mrs. Geogre Young 
Swannanoa. ' 

ROGERS, MRS. ELIZA, WEAVERVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. M 
Graham Price & Family, Asheville. Women of The 
Presoyterlan Church, Weaverville 
SHEAROUSE, MR. FRANK R., ASHEVILLE— Women of 
The West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Highlands 
SIMPSON, MR. JOE OF PENNSYLVANIA— Women of 

The Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
SLEDGE, MR. JOHN MOSES, CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mr 

& Mrs. C. Raymond Smith, Hendersonvllle 
SMITH, MR. I. R., MILLVILLE, N. J.— Mr. & Mrs Wyly 

G. Campbell, Hendersonvllle 
SPENCER, MR. LEO J., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. E. R. 

GIbbs, Mr. & Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, Asheville 
STANCILL, MR. R. M., VICTORIA, VA.— Circle No. 2 of 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mount- 
ain. 
TAYLOR, MR. CLAUDE, PRENTICE, MISS.— Mr. & Mrs 

0. T. Wynne, Asheville. 
THOMAS, MRS. CLARA RIDGECREST, N. C— Mr & 

Mrs. George Thomas, Weaverville 
TILLERY, MRS. BERTHA McGEE, LEICESTER— Mrs 

Dorothy Miller, Mrs. Mary Alice Waters Asheville 
WATERS, MR. FRED M., PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA— Mrs 

L. B. Prince, Hendersonvllle. 
WATKINS, MR. AUGUSTUS SAMUEL, MARION, N. C— 

Dr. & Mrs. R. D. Gregory and Dick, Asheville 
WHITE, MR. J. SAM, MEBANE, N. C— Helen R Mil- 
lender, Asheville. 
WILSON, MR. B. E., ALEXANDRIA, LA.— Dr & Mrs 
B. Hoyt Evans, Miss Susan E. Jones, Mr. & Mrs 
Howard A. Warren, Asheville. 
WILSON, MR. LACEY W., HENDERSONVILLE— Miss 
Elizabeth Randolph, Hendersonvllle. 



NEW ASSEMBLY 
ORGANIZATION PROPOSED 

The committee on restructuring agen- 
cies of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S. has agreed on a plan for one large 
board to administer the program of the 
denomination. 

"We are thinking in terms of a board 
with 80 to 100 members, with a majority 
nominated to the General Assembly by 
the synods," said the Rev. William J. 
Fogieman of Houston, chairman of the 
Ad Interim Committee on Restructuring 
Board and Agencies. 

He said the proposed new structure 
would emphasize responsiveness of the 
board and its several divisions to the 
whole Church. Responsiveness and ac- 
countability would be assured tlirough 
majority respresentation named by the 
synods, he said. 

The work of the present 16 boards 
and permanent committees would be 
carried on through divisions which would 
be responsible to the general executive 
board. 

Plans for testing the committee's pro- 
posals were discussed at the meeting held 
Feb. 26-28. 




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MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
APPEALS FOR SUPPORT 

With the unanimous approval of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege is making its tirst organized appeal 
to the churches of the Presbytery. On 
Sunday, April 25, representatives of the 
college will be speaking in the churches 
of the Presbytery seeking more students, 
new interest, and increased financial sup- 
port. 

The Montreat-Anderson story . . .its 
determination to be a distictively Christ- 
ian college in an age when the trend is 
toward secularism ... is told in an in- 
sert in this issue of Our Mountain Work. 

MEN'S RALLY 
SET FOR MAY 14 

Mr. Balus Chastain, president of the 
Men of the Church of Asheville Pres- 
bytery, has announced that the Spring 
Rally for the Men of Presbytery will be 
held May 14 at Presbytery's Camp. More 
detailed information will be sent to the 
churches in the near future. 




The Rev. Richard A. Curnow 

Asheville Presbytery, meeting at Swan- 
nanoa's First Presbyterian Church on 
Tuesday, April 13, received two min- 
isters and two candidates. 

The Rev. Richard A. Curnow comes to 
Asheville from Central Mississippi Pres- 
bytery where he is pastor of the First 
Chinch of Louisville, Mississippi. He 
has accepted the call of the Riceville 
Cliurch and expects to be installed as 
]:)astor there on May 2. Asheville Pres- 
bytery has invited Mr. Curnow's son, 
the Rev. Richard A. Curnow, Jr. of 
Atlanta Presbytery to preach the installa- 
tion sermon. 

Mr. Curnow, Sr. is a native of Pennsyl- 
vania and a graduate of Bucknell Uni- 
versity and of the Biblical Seminary in 
New York. Mrs. Curnow is the former 
Katherine Moore, daughter of the Rev. 
and Mrs. John Moore, Presbyterian mis- 
sionaries to Japan. The Ciunows have 
five children, three sons and two daugh- 
ters. 

The Rev. J. Kemp Hobson will be- 
come stated supply minister of the 
Friendship Church at Black Mountain 




The Rev. J. Kemp Hobson 

on June 1. He was received from Hols- 
ton Presbytery where he has been pastor 
of the Newport (Tennessee) Church. 

Mr. Hobson is a native of Virginia 
and a graduate of Davidson College and 
Union Theological Seminary. He was 
ordained in 1920 by Potomoc Presbytery 
and served as missionary in Congo un- 
til 1965 when he became pastor of the 
Newport Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hobson have three 
daughters, Mrs. Ellis Harr of Bristol, 
Tennessee and Grace and Ruth of the 
home. 

Mr. Billy Joe Martin and Mrs. Ray- 
mond Barfield are members of the senior 
class at Columbia Theological Seminary 
and have indicated their willingness to 
accept calls for their pastoral services 
from clunxhes in Asheville Presbytery. 

Mr. Martin was received as a candi- 
date from Atlanta Presbytery and ex- 
pects to become pastor of the Etowah 
Church in Henderson County. 

Mr. Barfield was received as a candi- 

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April, 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1970-1971 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J. T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son, P. O. Box 441, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune, 10 Richard St., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Holly Hill Drive, R.F.D. 4, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Keneth J. Fore- 
man, Jr., P. O. Box 488, Montreat, 
N. C. 28757 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, 

Canton, N. C. 28716 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT Balus Chastain, Arden 

Church, Route 2, Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — P. K. Ferree, Bryson City 
Church, Box 308, Cherokee, N. C. 
28719 

SECOND V.P. — Tip Sawyer, Riceville 
Church, Route 2, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Swannanoa Church, 
Bee Tree Forest, Swannanoa, N. C. 
28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Gene 
Ulmer, Franklin Church, Franklin, N. 
C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Nelson Johnson, Arden Church, 340 
Sycamore Drive, Route 2, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Lee 
Clapp, Swannanoa Church, 323 N.E. 
Avenue, Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



-Bea Gardner, Asheville 
Mike Coston, 



MODERATOR 
Fir.t 

VICE-MODERATOR 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER Laurie LeMauviel, 

Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — Mary Evans, West- 
minster 

REGISTRAR — Anne Davidson, Swan- 
nanoa 

HISTORIAN — Beth Gettys - Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Mike Bates - 
Swannanoa, Phil Saenger - Grace 
Covenant, Sharon Stanfiel - Kenil- 
vrorth, Malinda Ray - West Asheville, 
Tad Boggs - Asheville First, Marci 
Howard - West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS The Rev. Joseph 

Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Miss 
Ilene Douglas - Arden. 



KLINE BECOMES PRESIDENT 
OF COLUMBIA 



The president-elect of Columbia The- 
ological Seminary is the Rev. Dr. C. Ben- 
ton Kline, since 1968 dean of the faculty. 
Dr. Kline will succeed the Rev. Dr. 
James McDowell Richards when he re- 
tires June 30 after 39 years as Colum- 
bia's president. 

The Rev. Dr. J. Davison Philips, chair- 
man of the Columbia Board of Directors, 
announced Dr. Kline's election March 
26 as the fifth president of the 142-year- 
old Presbyterian seminary. 

Also a professor of theology at Colum- 
bia, Dr. Kline's fields of concentration 
are systematic theology and philosophy 
of religion. He earned a B. A. degree 
in political science from the College of 
VVooster (Ohio) , B. D. and Th. M. de- 
grees from Princeton (N. J.) Theologi- 
cal Seminary, and a Ph. D. degree from 
Yale University. 

Dr. Kline was dean of the faculty at 
Agnes Scott College from 1957 to 1968, 
and chairman of its department of philo- 
sophy from 1957 to 1964. 

Ordained by the Monmouth (N. J.) 
Presbytery of The United Presbyterian 
Cliurch in the U. S. A. in June, 1948, 
Dr. Kline was received by the Atlanta 
Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, 
U. S., in January, 1952. He has served 
interim supply pastorates at Duryea Pres- 
byterian Clmrch, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Clair- 
mont Presbyterian Church, Decatur, Ga.; 
and First Presbyterian Church, Auburn, 
Ala. 

Dr. Kline is a former moderator of 
Atlanta Presbytery (1968) , and is cur- 
rently chairman of the sub-committee on 
Urban and Special Ministries. He was a 
member of the Coinmission on the Min- 
ister and His Work from 1967 to 1969, 
and chairman of Campus Christian Life 
from 1957 to 1962. For the Synod of 
Georgia, he has been chairman of both 
its Campus Christian Life Council and 
its Presbyterian Guidance Council. 

As an educator, he is a member of the 
Commission on Accrediting of the Ameri- 
can Association of Theological Schools, 
was a member of the Committee on 
Standards for colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools from 1966 to 1969, and was a 
member of the executive committee of 
the Southern Association of Colleges for 
Women from 1960 to 1962. 

Dr. Kline was 1970 vice president of 
tlie United Nations Association of At- 
lanta, and from 1953 to 1957 was a mem- 
ber of the DeKalb County Advisory Com- 
mittee of the Family Service Society. 

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Kline 
was born May 13, 1925. He and the 
former Mary Christine Hicks were mar- 
ried in 1950; they have two children: 
[ohn, a University of Georgia junior, 
and Mary Martha, a sophomore at Deca- 
tur High School. 



PRESBYTERY HONORS 
LAMMEY 

The Rev. David Parks, Chairman of 
Presbytery's Christian Education Com- 
mittee, announced that the Committee 
had voted to name the dining hall- 
kitchen facility at Presbytery's Camp 
"Gale Lammey Lodge" recognizing 
the extraordinary service of Mr. 
Lammey to the camp. Lammey has been 
chairman of the Camp Council since 
1966. It was during this period that the 
dining facility was built. A permanent 
plaque is to be installed in the building 
to give evidence of Presbytery's action. 

Mr. Lammey requested that Presbytery 
dissolve the pastoral relationship be- 
tween himself and the Oak Forest 
Church effective June 1 that he may 
accept the call of the Green Ridge Pres- 
byterian Church of Roanoke, Virginia. 

In other actions, Presbytery elected the 
following ministers to positions Mr. 
Lammey had held: the Rev. Richard 
Shelor, Chairman of the Camp Council; 
the Rev. Edwin Graham, Trustee of the 
Presbyterian Home for Children, and 
the Rev. David Parks, Permanent Clerk 
of Presbytery. 

Mrs. Ansel Smith of First Presbyterian 
Church Weaverville was elected Trustee 
of the Presbyterian Home for Children. 

The Rev. J. Edward Bates was elected 
to the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work, and the Rev. James L. Lyons 
was named Moderator nominee. 



COOPER TO PREACH AT 
WESTMINSTER 

The Rev. Archie L. McNair an- 
nounces tliat a series of preaching ser- 
vices is planned for the Westminster 
Church of Asheville to be held May 
24-27. Guest preacher for the event will 
be the Rev. Cortez Cooper, pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Churcli of Marietta, 
Georgia. Mr. Cooper is known for his 
effectiveness in relating to young peo- 
ple. 

Another reason for excitement in the 
Westminster congregation is that con- 
struction is well under way on the long- 
awaited sanctuary. The building, which 
will seat 300 worshippers and provide 
additional educational space, was de- 
signed by Richard Webster, Architect 
and is being built by the construction 
firm of J. Flilliard Ward. 



Columbia Theological Seminary is one 
of the two largest and oldest of the four 
seminaries of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U. S., and is the only one located 
in a major urban center. It has a stu- 
dent body of nearly 200 and a faculty of 
24. lis 57-acre campus is located in Deca- 
tur, eight miles from downtown Atlanta. 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE 

Montreat, North Carolina 28757 



BOARD CHAIRMAN 



STATES POSITION 



On May 5, 1970, the Trustees of Montreat- 
Anderson College adopted a policy state- 
ment destined to affect significantly the fu- 
ture of this college and to set a standard for 
church-related colleges throughout the nation. 

What the leaders of Montreat-Anderson 
College did was to call a halt to a dangerous 
long-term drift. They admitted publicly what 
most church leaders and educators have long 
suspected — that the essential characteristics, 
which in earlier times distinguished the 
church-related college from the secular or 
public institution, have in recent years been 
eroded one by one, until there is now grave 
danger that the distinctively Christian col- 
lege will disappear completely from the 
American scene. 

And they followed this public admission 
with a clearly-stated, positive program to 
emphasize at Montreat-Anderson College 
those distinctive elements which ought to 
characterize a Christian College. They sought 
to make clear that Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege is firmly committed — committed to teach 
the biblical view of man and life founded on 
God's redeeming love and grace in Jesus 
Christ; committed to provide an education 
and a community informed and judged by 
Christian insights; and committed to make 
the Christian climate the most distinctive 
feature of campus life. They reaffirmed such 
standards as mandatory attendance at chapel 
services; required courses in Bible; and the 
prohibition of alcoholic beverages and illegal 
drugs. 

Such a positive stand had its expected 
consequences. First, all currently enrolled 
students were informed of the firm policy 
statement and those not willing to accept it 
were offered the opportunity to withdraw. In 
addition, all prospective and incoming fresh- 
men and their parents were required to sign 
a statement of commitment to live by the 
standards of the College. 

To a college such as Montreat-Anderson, 
so dependent upon tuition income for its fi- 
nancial stability, any sudden decrease in en- 
rollment can have consequences. As ex- 
pected, the renewed emphasis on Christian 
standards was a major reason for the drop 
in enrollment this year. It is a crisis, how- 
ever, which was anticipated; one which the 
trustees and Administration were willing to 
risk, confident that a truly Christian College 
was worth the daring. 

We are now extending to all friends of 
Montreat-Anderson College, as well as to 
dedicated Christians throughout the nation, 
an opportunity to join in a crusade to under- 
gird Montreat-Anderson College as it strives 
to become a model for Church-related Col- 
leges in America. 

James L. Morgan, 
President of Morgan Mills 
Chairman, Board of Trustees 
Montreat-Anderson College 




A TEACHER SPEAKS 



R. Paul Kercher 
Professor of Bible 

Two factors cause a faculty member now 
in his fourth year at Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege to appraise as objectively as possible 
the future and promise of our College. These 
factors are our present financial crisis and 
the College's laudable new direction and em- 
phasis as a Christian institution. 

As the faculty representative on the Board 
of Trustees these past two years, I have 
benefited from the double perspective of 
both Faculty and Board. Although my 
optimism about the College is tempered by 
the financial problem which plagues virtually 
all private colleges, I am enthusiastic about 
the future of Montreat-Anderson College prin- 
cipally for these three reasons: 

1. Montreat-Anderson is pledged to main- 
tain her historic and distinctive Christian 
character. At a time when society is in a 
state of confusion and flux, when traditional 
values are being threatened — and in many 
places, supplanted — Montreat-Anderson seeks 
to provide a learning situation which is in- 
formed and structured by Christian insights. 
The Board of Trustees, and faculty firmly 
believe that the development of a sound 
Christian philosophy and character is an 
integral part of our educational objective. At 
Montreat-Anderson, the Christian faith is not 
pushed on the students but is attractively 
presented in a variety of ways as a live 
option for his own life-style. The weekly 
chapel services and other religious activities 
bring to the campus an impressive array of 
nationally recognized Christian spokesmen 
and scholars. All students take two credit 
courses in Bible (Old Testament and New 
Testament); other Bible and religion courses 
are offered as electives. 

2. Montreat-Anderson is a leader in Junior 
College education. Based on the conviction 
that a college is accountable for the student's 
success in learning, Montreat-Anderson fac- 
ulty is committed to the use of those teach- 
ing-learning methods which most effectively 
cause learning to happen in students. For 
example, some faculty members have de- 
signed and implemented the "systems ap- 
proach" for basic courses in the curriculum, 
an approach which puts the teacher and stu- 
dent on a one-to-one basis and adjusts to 
the student's speed and levels of learning. 



The new school calendar provides for a 
diversity of programs not previously possible 
and a Developmental Studies Program for 
under-achievers which will run concurrent 
with the regular academic year beginning this 
September. This latest innovation allows the 
College to admit scholastically deficient stu- 
dents to a diagnostic and remedial program 
by which they may accelerate to college-level 
performance in their weak areas and at the 
same time be earning college credit in other 
courses. The L. Nelson Bell Library now 
under construction has been designed as a 
highly adaptive learning resource center for 
the progressive educational programs. 

3. Montreat-Anderson is a student-centered 
college. The Faculty and Administration be- 
lieve in the supreme worth of every individual 
and are committed to the proposition that the 
College exists for the benefit of the students. 
Students are represented on all committees 
of the Board of Trustees and share broad re- 
sponsibility in student affairs. It is common- 
place to see students and teachers cooperat- 
ing in planning experimental teaching meth- 
ods and new course offerings. The College 
leadership knows that the students — with 
proper guidance — are able to articulate and 
solve their own academic and social prob- 
lems within the framework of a free but sup- 
portive environment. 

These are some of the reasons why I am 
enthusiastic about Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege. In short, I believe that Montreat-Ander- 
son provides the personnel and technical re- 
sources as well as the ideal environment for 
a superior education of the total person — 
mind, body and spirit. 



DR. CHARLES MALIK 

Speaking to a group of Christian educators 
last Spring, Dr. Malik, former president of the 
United Nations General Assembly, said: 

"It seems to me that hippie and drug 
culture, moral softness and corruption, decay 
in national pride and personal honor, disre- 
spect for elders and their traditions . . . 
would not have happened if these fine young 
men and women had been taught differently. 

I believe a great college will arise some- 
where ... to which Christ will return in His 
full glory and power, a College which will 
surpass by far even tfie best secular colleges 
of the present, but which will at the same 
time enable Christ to bless it and act and 
feel perfectly at home in it." 



MONTREAT - ANDERSON COLLEGE - Montreaf, N. C 



A STUDENT'S STATEMENT 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER 

EDUCATION FOR THE 

SEVENTIES — AND BEYOND 

There are no Utopias, not even in aca- 
demic communities. We believe, however, 
that the student's exposure to Christian liv- 
ing, education involving the whole person, 
and increased student responsibility provide 
a firm basis from which we may move con- 
fidently to meet the challenge of the future. 

We are firmly committed to the belief that 
each student should be exposed to the 
Christian way of life. We also believe, how- 
ever, that such exposure is of no value un- 
less the student is free to participate in it 
according to his own needs and interests. 

Accordingly, we regard Christianity not as 
a criterion for admission or for continued en- 
rollment, but as a living, personal faith which 
students may use both as a starting point 
and a guide in their explorations of the world. 

Furthermore, we at Montreat recognize that 
the young people of this generation have 
been born into a world unprecedented in the 
complexity of its problems and in the oppor- 
tunities available for Christian service. At 
the same time we realize that, before a man 
can begin to correct the evils surrounding 
him, he must have a real sense of his own 
identity. 

Therefore, education at Montreat is de- 
signed to give the student a sense of his 
worth as an individual, as well as a knowl- 
edge of the nature, causes and solutions to 
contemporary problems. 

The church-related college can not exist 
apart from the world. Like its sister institu- 
tions, Montreat-Anderson College faces the 
problem of balancing the demands of the 
society it serves with those of religious faith. 
We feel that we are striking such a balance. 

We are aware that the contemporary col- 
lege student is a questioning, searching in- 
dividual. Accordingly, we see our basic 
function as one of providing an environment 
in which each person may develop his fullest 
potential. 

Finally, we are well aware that our students 
are able to identify their own needs — both 
academic and personal — and to frame ap- 
propriate responses to them. Our faith in the 
judgment and capability of our students has 
been confirmed by their assumption of 
greater responsibility, both for their own lives 
and for the direction of the College. 

The student government system has stead- 
ily grown in power and responsibility. The 
Board of Trustees is informed of student 
needs by a representative who is present at 
all official meetings, and by frequent contacts 
between students and the Board's Student 
Life Committee. 

Frank Austin 
Student Assistant, 
Development Office 



WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING 
FOR IN A COLLEGE? 

— A Church college with Christian stand- 
ards and regulations? 

— A College where there is a Christian con- 
cern for every student? 

— A college where corporate worship is an 
essential feature of college life? 

— A college where your faith in Christ will 
be nurtured and made strong? 

— A college where the challenge of Christ 
is presented and lives are changed? 

If you are looking for that kind of college, 
Montreat-Anderson may be the college for 
you. 

Montreat-Anderson is not the college for 
everybody, but it does not pretend to be. 

If you share our convictions write today. 
Consider whether you were meant for Mon- 
treat-Anderson College, Church Related-Pres- 
byterian Residential Junior College. 
Co-educational — 350 students — Student 
Faculty Ratio - 16-1 — Fully accredited 
DEGREES — Associate in Arts, Associate in 
Science, Associate in Science-Secretarial 
FINANCIAL AID — Work Scholarship, Guar- 
anteed Loans, National Defense Loans, 
Economic Opportunity Grant, Work Study, 
Athletic 



The following from Asheville Presbytery are 
on the Board of Trustees: 

Dr. Horace Adams, Elder, Grace Covenant, 
Asheville 

Dr. J. W. Byers, Elder, First Presbyterian, 
Asheville 

Robert Hunter, Elder, Arden 

Frank Todd, Elder, First Presbyterian, Hen- 
dersonville 

Daniel McCall, Minister, Brevard 

Robert Armstrong, Deacon, First Presby- 
terian, Asheville 

O. E. Starnes, Jr., Elder, Oak Forest 

John Shuford, Deacon, First Presbyterian, 
Asheville 
The following are former Trustees: 

Mrs. Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham 

John M. Carroll, Elder, First Presbyterian, 
Asheville 

Stanford R. Webb, Elder, First Presbyterian, 
Asheville 

Dr. Henry Dendy, Minister, Weaverville 

Alfred Miller, Deacon, First Presbyterian, 
Asheville 

Roy Robinson, Deacon, First Presbyterian, 
Asheville 

Dr. L. Nelson Bell, Elder, Montreat Presby- 
terian 

Mr. James H. Glenn, First Presbyterian, 
Asheville 

Joseph Hunter, Elder, Grace Covenant, 
Asheville 



POLICY STATEMENT 

1. When we committed our lives to 
Christian Higher Education, it was our con- 
viction that we were continuing our Christian 
vocation for which we were set apart and 
ordained. 

2. That a church-related college must 
clearly state its purpose, boldly declare its 
standards and establish its own regulations 
in accord with the Word of God and under 
the Lordship of Jesus Christ. 

3. That these standards and regulations 
be made clear to students in the freshman 
class and those seeking admission for the 
first time and their parents. 

4. That every student and his parents be 
required to sign a statement that he has read 
the student handbook, and the catalogue, and 
that he is committed to live by the standards 
and the regulations of the college. 

5. That students in the present student 
body who have not been good citizens not be 
enrolled for 1970-71. 

6. That students required to attend the 
College Preparatory Institute be informed 
that they are on probation and that, at the 
end of CPI, those who have failed to meet 
the tests applied academically, and those 
who have not been good citizens of the col- 
lege community will be refused admission. 

7. That disciplinary procedures be adopted 
which recognize the rights of each student, 
but the Student Government and the Admin- 
istrative Committee be charged with the re- 
sponsibility of administering college regula- 
tions firmly, eliminating from the college 
community those who are out of harmony 
with the standards and regulations of the col- 
lege. 

We have reason to believe that Christian 
parents are looking for a college with Chris- 
tian standards and regulations in accord with 
Christian morals; and that there are Christian 
people who will support such a college with 
their gifts. 




SCHOLARSHIPS at Montreat-Anderson College 



The Financial Aid program at Montreat- 
Anderson College exists to help — within the 
limits of available funds — qualified students 
who would not otherwise have the opportun- 
ity to attend this college because of lack 
of funds. 

The two factors considered in awarding 
this aid are (1) need, and (2) willingness of 
the student to accept some responsibility for 
meeting his own need through a loan and/or 
part time work. 

Three types of financial aid, grants, work 
scholarships, and loans are available to Mon- 
treat-Anderson students. The College seeks 



to help the student work out the best com- 
bination to meet his financial needs. 

For further information, write: 
Financial Aid Director 
Montreat-Anderson College 
Montreat, North Carolina 28757 

23 Scholarships Available Now for 
September Term 

Number 
Name Scholarships Provided 

1. Anderson _ 4 

2. Mary Anderson Burwell 2 



3. David Hamilton . 2 

4. Lola E. Johnson 2 

5. Lucy McGregor 1 

6. S. W. Newell 4 

7. Reynolds Missionary Fund 4 

8. Rom & Gladys Sparks 2 

9. Raymond A. Young 2 

Needed Now: 

Additional scholarship funds for needy stu- 
dents. If you will help in this crucial need, 
write or call for detailed information. Add 
your name to this list by giving a partial or 
full scholarship. 



April 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

The Board of Trustees along with the 
congregation of the Swannanoa Church 
were hosts for the Spring meeting of 
Asheville Presbytery on April 13, and 
to Presbyterial on the 22nd of April. We 
are grateful to the women of the Swan- 
nanoa church for their help in making 
both of these meetings a success. The 
girls and Mrs. Nesbitt did a wonderful 
job of feeding both groups. Many com- 
ments were heard of the improvements 
made at the Home, especially the re- 
novation of the big boys department. 
Mrs. Haynes had made new curtains to 
go along with the new paneling and 
paint and all looked very good. 

Word has been received that Joe 
Robinson, one of our former boys is now 
in graduate school at the University of 
North Carolina and upon graduating 
will be selected as offensive line coach 
at Appalachian University in Boone. 
Joe was an outstanding athelete at Owen 
High and won a scholarship to the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina. After outstand- 
ing play there he went into high school 
coaching where he made an splendid re- 
cord. From there he went back to the 
University as freshman coach for one 
year and then to Virginia Military In- 
stitute as head offensive coach. The 
head coach resigned this year and this 
gave Joe some time to spend in gradu- 
ate school, and then on to Appalachian. 
We are all proud of the record Joe has 
made and we wish him well in his new 
job. A feature article in the Morganton 
paper gave in detail what he means to 
the youth of our country. 

The warm weather has brought on 
many activities at the Home. The lawn 
mowers came out for the first time this 
year and now we are ready to plant the 
garden with a little more warm weather. 
Also the balls and bats are in evidence 
as the baseball season is just about ready 
to get started. Keith Thomas, Terry 
Wheeler and Donnie McKenzie are lost 
from the Little League this year, but we 
still hope to have another good year. 
Bobby Ferguson who played Babe Ruth 
Ball last year is one of the few freshman 
to make the baseball at Owen this year. 

We would like to thank all of our 
friends who were so nice to the children 
at Easter and during their Spring Vaca- 
tion. The girls received some beautiful 
dresses and the little folks had plenty of 
Easter Candy and other nice things. 



MAY BIRTHDAY 

31— Ricky Goldsmith— 9 



RESOLUTION CRITICIZES 

ACTIONS OR DENOMINATIONAL 

LEADERS 

At its April 13 meeting Asheville Pres- 
bytery adopted a resolution proposed by 
the Rev. G. Aiken Taylor taking issue 
with the participation of certain Pres- 
byterian churchmen in a movement 
which is pressing for an immediate end 
to U. S. involvement in the Viet Nam 
conflict. 

Dr. Taylor emphasized that the re- 
solution does not commit the Presbytery 
to any position on the nation's foreign 
or military policy . . that, to the con- 
trary, it disclaims competency and the 
Biblical and constitutional right to take 
positions and to make pronouncements 
in such matters. 

After a moderate amount of debate, 
the resolution was adopted by a vote of 
23 to 12. 

The text appears below. 



BE IT RESOLVED: That the Presbytery of 
Asheville of the Presbyterian Church in the 
Unites States address the following com- 
munication to the President of the United 
States, to the Senators from North Carolina 
and to the Congressmen representing West- 
ern North Carolina: 

It has come to our attention that a group of 
churchmen have formed an organization 
known as "Set the Date Now," dedicated to 
bringing about an early end to the war in 
Vietnam; that representatives of this organi- 
zation, including ministers of the Presby- 
terian Church US, traveled to Paris for con- 
versations with representatives of the Demo- 
cratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) 
and the Provisional Revolutionary Govern- 
ment of South Vietnam (Vietcong) among 
others; and that as a result of this activity 
expressions of support for an early end to 
the war are being solicited for forwarding to 
the President and to Congress. 

As citizens of the United States we are not 
agreed as to our opinion of United States 
military and foreign policy. However, as 
churchmen, we deplore any action by minis- 
ters or other churchmen which directly or 
indirectly suggests to members of govern- 
ment that the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States, or any of its agencies, right- 
fully claims competency in the area of mili- 
tary or foreign policy. 

Specifically, we deplore the visit to Paris by 
churchmen of the so-called Consultation on 
Vietnam for conversations with members of 
delegations from nations with which the 
United States is now at war. No member of 
this presbytery was a participant in the 
Consultation, nor would this presbytery have 
considered participation by any of its mem- 
bers as proper conduct becoming a minister 
of the Gospel. 

We disagree that in their activities associated 
with this Consultation, and subsequent ap- 
peal to the churches, the ministers of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States 
have acted in accord with the Biblical man- 
date of the ministry agreeably to the Con- 
stitution of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States. 



HOME RECEIVES GIFT 
FROM DUKE ENDOWMENT 

Announcement was made in late Feb- 
ruary that the Presbyterian Home for 
Children was receiving 18,391 from the 
Duke Endowment. This annual gift 
which the Home has been receiving for 
a number of years is made on the basis 
of the number of orphans and half 
orj^hans enrolled in the Home. 

The Duke Endowment was established 
in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke. Its 
philanthropy is in four major areas — 
education, liealth, child care, and re- 
ligion. 

Educational beneficiaries are David- 
son College, Duke, Furman, and John- 
son C. Smith Universities. 

In the health area, funds are provided 
to assist non-profit hospitals in the Caro- 
linas in operating expenses, in adding 
and expanding services designed for im- 
provement of patient care, and in pro- 
viding physical plants, plant additions, 
and equipment. This year 189 hospitals 
are sharing 11,358,986. 

Assistance is given in construction and 
maintenance of rural United Methodist 
churches in North Carolina and in the 
support of retired Methodist ministers 
and dependent families of deceased min- 
isters. 

Child caie institutions in North Caro- 
lina and South Carolina number 41 and 
are sharing $590,647. 

The annual report on child care in- 
stitutions indicates that the average cost 
per cliild per day in all North and South 
Carolina institutions was $6.81. The per 
child per day at Presbyterian Home for 
Children for the reporting period was 
$4.32. 



SYNOD TO MEET 
AT LEES-McRAE 

The Synod of Appalachia is scheduled 
to meet at Lees-McRae College, Banner 
Elk, North Carolina May 25-26, 1971. 

The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans of Asheville, 
as retiring Moderator, will call Synod to 
order and preach the opening sermon. 
Slated to succeed him as Moderator is 
Ruling Elder Ralph Caldwell of Knox- 
ville Presbytery. 

Two Asheville men making reports for 
major committees are the Rev. Leroy 
Secreat, Chairman of National Ministries 
and Thomas H. Lamb, Chairman of 
Synod's Council. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN 



ORK 



April, 1971 



ilmnnal (StflB 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ALSTON, MR. WALTER L., WILMINGTON, N. C— Mr. 

& Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 
BEDINGER, MRS. JULIA SMITH, KNOXVILLE, TENN.— 
Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Hender- 
sonville. Mrs. A. C. DeVane, Mr. T. F. Smith, Miss 
Lois Smith, Miss Clara Smith, Davidson, N. C. Mr. 
& Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Brevard. Mrs. Hazel J. Ford, 
Doris and Jack, Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Epiey, Jr., 
Miss Hamilton McDow/ell, Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Huddles- 
ton, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. Mrs. 
James L. Taylor, Gastonia, N. C. Mrs. Palmer 0. 
Lundeberg, Chicago, III. The Rev. & Mrs. Henry 
Lofquist, Sr., Greenville, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. H. W. 
Travillian, Mrs. R. L. Crook, Dallas, Tex. Mr. F. C. 
Bedinger, Jr., Boydton, Va. 
BLEDSOE, MRS. JOHN CARROLL, GREENWOOD, S. C. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin and children, Ann Foster 
Devlin and James Durst Devlin, Asheville. 
BOSS, MRS JOHN H., VENICE, FLA.— Mr. & Mrs. A. C. 
Shaw, Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Byers, Mr. & Mrs. S. W. 
Huddleston, Asheville. 
BREWER, MR. CHARLES BEN, JR., BREVARD— Mr. & 
Mrs. J. F. Aycock, Mr. & Mrs. James L. Heglar, 
Student Council of Brevard Senior High School, 
Brevard. 
BROWN, MR. E. W. DEARBORN, MICH.— Mr. Ralph 
Summerrovii, Miss Edna Summerrow, Hazelwood. Mr. 
& Mrs. M. R. Whisenhunt, Waynesville. 
CALDWELL, MRS, MULLIE, MT. MOURNE, N. C. — 

Women of the Bethel Church, Waynesville. 
CARSON, MR. J. RALPH, GASTONIA, N. C— Mr. & 

Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 
CARTER, MRS. MAE PEEK, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 

Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 
CLONTZ, MR. ROY, ASHEVILLE— Mr. George M. Reid, 

Blowing Rock, N. C. 
DALTON, MRS. J. W., Hendersonville— Mrs. E. Y. 

Marsh, Hendersonville. 
DOTSON, MRS. EFFIE, HENDERSONVILLE— Miss Ash- 

leigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 
DUBOSE, MR. WARREN, LAMAR, S. C— Taylor Bible 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 
EHLERS, MRS. MARTHA, MOUNTAIN HOME— Mr. & 

Mrs. M. E. Reid, Hendersonville. 
FISCHER, MISS MARIE, BINGHAMTON, N. Y.— Miss 
Cora Bryson, Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, Asheville. Col. 
& Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Gulfport, Fla. 
FOX, MRS. CARRIE, HENDERSONVILLE— Mrs. Jack 

Franklin, Mountain Home. 
GIBSON, MR. ARTHUR I., CHERRY HILL, N. J.— Mr. 

& Mrs. John I. Bush, Hendersonville. 
GRIFFIN, MR. ULYSSES S., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. 

& Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 
HODGES, MRS. C. G., MIAMI, FLA.— Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas D. Clark, Hendersonville. 
HOLLAND, MRS. ELVA W., CANTON— Mrs. 0. F. Gillis, 
Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. George R. Robertson, 
Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 
Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Women of The Presbyterian 
Church, Deacons of the Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Lake Junaluska. 
HOOK, MR. NEVIN, SWANSEA, S. C— Mr. & Mrs. 

Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 
HOPPER, MR. JOSEPH, HIGH POINT, N. C— Women 

of The Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 
JACOBSON, MRS HEDDA GADDE, WAYNESVILLE— Mr. 
& Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
J. Hutchinson, Roxboro, N. C. 
JOHNSTON, MR. A. M., JR., POMARIA, S. C— Mrs. 

John Ward, Arden. 
JONES, MR. JOHN WILLIAM, HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. 

& Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 
JONES, MRS. MURRAY, POTOMAC, MD. — Mrs. 

James Harberson, Hendersonville. 
KEARNEY, MR. BEALE, DURHAM, N. C— Mrs. J. A. 

Sutton, Mr. Samuel B. Sutton, Oak Ridge, Tenn 
KIRKPATRICK, MRS ADDIE CLARK, CLYDE— Mrs. 
James D. Gossett, Miss Ann D. Hardin, Canton. 



McGLAMERY, MRS. IDA BELLE HERBERT, ASHEVILLE— 
Mr. & Mrs. Mac Ray Whitaker, Mr. & Mrs. George 
Slagle, Franklin. 

MEECH, MR. FRED J., ASHEVILLE— The Ben L. Stan- 
fiels, Asheville. 

MOLAND, MRS. GEORGE N., ROCKVILLE, MD.— Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

MORRIS, MRS. VERNON, HENDERSONVILLE— Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

MORRIS, MR. WILLIAM T., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. G. 
Kendall Leemon, Jr., Asheville. 

NORVILLE, MR. ALBERT E., BREVARD— Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence Allison, Mrs. H. Hedrick, Pisgah Forest. Mr. 
& Mrs. Roger S. Ellison, Hendersonville. Dr. & Mrs. 
John Eastes, Miss Jane Darnall, Mr. & Mrs. Rush G. 
Allison, Mr. & Mrs. Willis Brittain, Brevard. 

PADGETT, MRS. T. R., FOREST CITY, N. C— Mrs. 
James Harberson, Hendersonville. 

PATTERSON, DR. GEORGE K., ASHEVILLE— Mrs. Sara 
A. Smithson, Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Robinson, Ashe- 
ville. 

QUARLES, MRS. LOUISE, ASHEVILLE— Mr. Frank H. 
Keener, Asheville. 

RAMEE', MR. AL, RIVERDALE, MD.— Mrs. Lois A. Hall, 
Candler. 

RAY, MR. LENOIR, FLAT ROCK— Vernon and Leander 
Johnson, Hendersonville. 

RICE, MR. R. H., BLACK MOUNTAIN— Mr. & Mrs. 
W. A. Allison, Black Mountain. 

ROSS, MRS. PAULINE HARBERSON, FORT LAUDER- 
DALE FLA. — Mrs. James Harberson, Hendersonville. 

SOUTHARDS, THE REV. EUGENE, FRANKLIN— Mrs. 
Frances H. Gentry, Asheville. 

SWATLING, MRS EVA, HIALEAH. FLA.— Board of 
Trustees of The Presbyterian Home for Children, Mrs. 
Mary B. Nesbitt, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Jim 
Davidson & Family, Bread of Life Bible Class of 
First Church, Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Vaught, Mr. & Mrs. 
Wilbur S. Ward, Swannanoa. Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, 
Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Hudleston, Asheville. 

VAN HOY, MR. R. FRANK, WINSTON-SALEM, N. C— 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunningham, Sylva. 

WALL, MRS. EDNA, BLACK MOUNTAIN— Mr. & Mrs 
C. M. Wolfe, Jacksonville, Fla. 

WATKINS, MR. AUGUSTUS SAMUEL, MARION, N. C— 
Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

WHEELER, MR. GEORGE W. SR., ASHEVILE— Dr. & 
Mrs. Charles L. Newland, Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Matheson, 
Brevard. 

WHITE, MR. J. M., OAK HILL, W. VA.— Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

WILLIAMS, MR. JOHN O., BLACK MOUNTAIN— Mar- 
garet, Jane and Cecil Allison, Mr. & Mrs. H. D. 
Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, The John 
Love Family, Dr. & Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Women of 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Mrs Dorothy R 
Burgess, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Allison, Mr. & Mrs 
Clarence Pegg, Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Holcombe, Mr. 
John R. Williams, Black Mountain. Padgett's Gulf 
Service, Swannanoa. Dr. Margery Lord, Montreat. 
Mrs. G. F. Bell, Franklin, Ky. Mr. & Mrs. C M 
Wolfe, Jacksonville, Fla. 

WRIGHT, MR. THOMAS, BRANCHVILLE, S. C— Mr & 
Mrs. Wyly G. Campbell, Hendersonville. 



ANN DAVroSON WINS 
SCHOLARSHIP 

Dr. Powell Fraser, President of King 
College, has announced that Miss Ann 
Davidson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
James H. Davidson of Swannanoa, has 
been designated a King Scholar for 
1971-72. King Scholarships are renewable 
for four years. 

Miss Davidson is a member of the 
Swannanoa Church, attends Owen High 
School, and serves on Presbytery's Youth 
Council. 



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NEW STEWARDSHIP EMPHASIS 

Ruling Elder George Sowerby, of the 
Franklin Church and 1971 Stewardship 
Chairman for Presbytery's Council, pro- 
posed a different approach to steward- 
ship in his report to Presbytery at the 
April 13 meeting. 

The new emphasis is a deliberate at- 
tempt to get away from the traditional 
"Every Member Canvass" approach 
which has come to be thought of by many 
church members as little more than a 
"fund-raising" campaign even though 
lofty language has claimed otherwise. 
To change this image Mr. Sowerby re- 
commended beginning immediately rath- 
er than waiting for fall, the traditional 
"stewardship season". The emphasis will 
be on the commitment of all of life to 
Christ with a determined avoidance of 
references to budgets. 

The specifics of the plan call for a 
sermon from every pulpit on May 16 
stressing this spiritual understanding of 
stewardship. The sermon will be followed 
in the afternoon by an every-member- 
visitation by officers and leaders of each 
church. The purpose of this visitation 
will NOT be to solicit gifts or financial 
pledges but (1) to inform the people 
concerning the work of the church (2) 
to solicit their interest, attendance, parti- 
cipation and prayers and (3) to receive 
their ideas and suggestions about what 
the church ought to be doing. 

In preparation for this time of visita- 
tion four regional planning and train- 
ing sessions will be held at 2 o'clock on 
Sunday afternoon, May 2. These will be 
at the following churches: Malvern 
Hills, Brevard-Davidson River, Hazel- 
wood, and Bryson City. Members of 
Presbytery's Council will provide leader- 
ship for these meetings. 

woe ANNUAL MEETING 

AT SWANNANOA 

According to announcement by Mrs. 
J. T. Russell, President, the annual 
meeting of the Women of the Church in 
Asheville Presbytery was to be held at 
the First Presbyterian Church of Swan- 
nanoa on Thursday, April 22 beginning 
at 10 A.M. 

Special inspirational speaker for the 
meeting was to be Dr. Robert W. Cousar, 
Jr., Professor of Bible at King College. 

As was the case at the Spring meeting 
of Presbytery, the women were to be en- 
tertained for lunch at the Presbyterian 
Home for Children. 

PRESBYTERY RECEIVES 

From Page One 

date from the Christian and Missionary 
Alliance. He has been called to the 
Highlands Church. 

Both Mr. Barfield and Mr. Martin 
are married, and both look forward to 
being examined for ordination when 
Presbytery meets at the Murphy Church 
on Tuesday, July 13. 




SINCE 1910 



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Volume LXII 



May. 1971 



No. 5 



CANTON AND MILLS RIVER 
CALL SEMINARY SENIORS 

The Canton and Aiills River church- 
es have extended calls for the pastoral 
services of two young men who are mem- 
bers of the senior class at Columbia 
Theological Seminary. 

Called to the Canton church is Mr. 
William R. Anderson. Mr. Anderson is 
a graduate of the University of South- 
ern Mississippi and was engaged in 
business in Albany, Georgia several years 
before entering the seminary. During 
the past two years, while a student at 
the seminary, he has served as student 
minister on the staff of First Presbyte- 
rian Church in Atlanta with special re- 
sponsibility for working with young peo- 
ple in the community. Mr. and Mrs. 
Anderson have three daughters and a 
son. 

The Mills River church has called 
Mr. James J. Therrell who is a native 
of Union, S. C. and the son of a Presby- 
terian minister, the Rev. L. O. Therrell. 
Mr. Therrell is a graduate of Presbyte- 
rian College in South Carolina, has 
worked as Youth Director for Camp Eva 

Mo7~e On Page Three 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HENDERSONVHXE, N. C. 



Our Church was organized November 
20, 1852, nine years before the "War 
Between the States" and the consequent 
establishment of the Southern Presby- 
terian Church in the United States, of 
which it is a member. The record of 
its organization reads as follows: "In 
compliance with a desire expressed by 
a number of persons residing in and 
about the village of Hendersonville, N. 
C, a meeting was held in the home of 
Alfred Fuller, in the village aforesaid, 
on Saturday, November 20, 1852, for the 
purpose of organizing a Presbyterian 
Church." 

Eleven charter members made up the 
original congregation, and the first re- 
port to Presbytery contained the follow- 
ing information: one elder, one deacon, 
two added on examination, one infant 
baptized, 25 enrolled in the Sunday 
School; total communicants 31. 

It was not until seven years later, 1859, 
that this new church had a church 
building or house of worship. It stood 



on the present site of the church, and 
following the erection of a new build- 
ing it was sold to the Wesley an Meth- 
odist denomination and was removed 
to its present location on Seventh Ave- 
nue East. According to the sessional 
record, the cost of that first building, 
including the pews, was $2,000.00. 

Our church has the unusual experi- 
ence of having been a member of two 
Presbyteries. It was originally a mem- 
ber of Mecklenburg Presbytery, which 
then extended westward to the N. C- 
Tenn. lines. It became a member of 
Asheville Presbytery, as it is now, when 
Asheville Presbytery was organized on 
December 2, 1896, and was constituted 
of eleven counties of Western North 
Carolina, which were before a part of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Our former Church auditorium was 
built in 1905 on the original church lot 
during the pastorate of the Reverend R. 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie. Superintendent 

40 church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. i, black moun-^ain. n. c. 

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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May, 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod or Appalachia 

1970-1971 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J. T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son, P. O. Box 441, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune, 10 Richard St., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
- ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Holly Hill Drive, R.F.D. 4, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Keneth J. Fore- 
man, Jr., P. O. Box 488, Montreat, 
N. C. 28757 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, 

Canton, N. C. 28716 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Balus Chastain, Arden 
Church, Route 2, Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — P. K. Ferree, Bryson City 
Church, Box 308, Cherokee, N. C. 
28719 

SECOND V.P. — Tip Sawyer, Riceville 
Church, Route 2, Asheville, N. C. 
28805 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Swannanoa Church, 
Bee Tree Forest, Swannanoa, N. C. 
28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Gene 
Ulnjer, Franklin Church, Franklin, N. 
C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Nelson Johnson, Arden Church, 340 
Sycamore Drive, Route 2, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Lee 
Clapp, Swannanoa Church, 323 N.E. 
Avenue, Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR Bea Gardner, Asheville 

First 

VICE-MODERATOR — Mike Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER Laurie LeMauviel, 

Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK Mary Evans, West- 
minster 

REGISTRAR Anne Davidson, Swan- 
nanoa 

HISTORIAN Beth Gettys - Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Mike Bates - 
Swannanoa, Phil Saenger - Grace 
Covenant, Shskron Stanfiel - Kenil- 
worth, Malinda Ray - West Asheville, 
Tad Boggs - Asheville First, Marci 
Howard - West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail. 



YOUTH COUNCIL 

HOLDS RALLY, 
ELECTS OFFICERS 

The Asheville Presbytery Youth Coun- 
cil held its annual Spring Rally May 7- 
9 at the Windy Gap Young Life Camp 
near Weaverville. Approximately eighty 
young people were in attendance repre- 
senting ten o£ the presbytery's thirty- 
seven churches. 

The Rev. Joe Greer, associate pastor 
of Hendersonville's First Presbyterian 
Church and Advisor to the Youth Coun- 
cil, was featured speaker. The theme 
for the rally was "Going Christ's Way — 
Getting Involved." 

Members of the 1971-72 Youth Coun- 
cil were elected Saturday morning and 
installed Saturday evening in a service 
conducted by Bea Gardner, retiring 
Moderator. Membership of the new 
Council is as follows: 

Moderator — Mary Evans, West- 
minster Church 
Vice-moderator — Tad Boggs, Ashe- 
ville First Church 
Stated Clerk — Beth Lamb, Ashe- 
ville First Church 
Treasurer — Richard Goswick, Hen- 

dersonville First Church 
Registrar — Sam Thielman, Mon- 
treat Church 
Historian — Mendy Ray, West 

Asheville Church 
District Chairmen — Steve Parham, 
Hendersonville First Church 
Steve Coston, Swannanoa First 

Church 
Emily Davidson, Swannanoa 

First Church 
Ellen Branberg, Asheville First 

Church 
Martha Edwards, West Ashe- 
ville Church 
Danny McLean, West Asheville 
Church 

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED 
SEEK TRADING STAMPS 

A million trading stamps is the goal 
of Church Women United in North 
Carolina, to obtain a station wagon for 
use in the Migrant Ministry of the North 
Carolina Council of Churches. The de- 
cision to initiate a drive for another 
"Harvester" vehicle was made earlier this 
spring, and the campaign was launched 
on May Fellowship Day, May 7, in the 
women's councils throughout the state. 

Mrs. C. G. Davis of Charlotte is chair- 
man of Migrant Ministry in the state 
CWU, working in the committee on 
Program Concerns which is headed by 
Mrs. John W. Cobb of Raleigh. 

Since 1950 the Migrant Ministry has 
been an important part of the program 
of the State Council of Churches, of 
which Church Women United is a de- 
partment. Each year the major portion 
of funds expended by the Council for 
the ministry with migrants and other 
seasonal farm workers comes from 
church women. Since 1955 they have also 



CAMP COMMITTEE 
REPORTS PROGRESS 

The chairman of the Christian Educa- 
tion Committee's Council on Camps, the 
Rev. Richard Shelor, reports that very 
satisfactory progress is being made both 
on the development of the camp facility 
and on the plans for the camping pro- 
gram to be sponsored by presbytery this 
summer. 

The Camp Development Sub-commit- 
tee, of which Mr. Hollis Sprinkle is chair- 
man, is well along with its project to re- 
build and enlarge the pier at the lake. 
Additional cabins are being built by the ' 
Black Mountain, Weaverville, West 
Asheville, and Westminster churches. 
With the two cabins that have already 
been completed, there should be a total 
of at least six available for use when 
the camp season officially opens. 

The following presbytery-sponsored J 
camping events have been scheduled for ! 
1971: 

Work Camp June 21-25 

Staff Training ' June 26 
Family Camp Jtine 28-July 4 
Pioneer Camp July 5-10 
Junior Camp I July 12-17 
Junior Camp II July 19-24 
The fee for Pioneer and Junior 
Camps will be $20.50 as in years past, 
and for the Work Camp it will be $12.50. 
Fees for the Family Camp will be on a 
per meal basis as follows: Adults (above 
12) $1.00; Children (5-12) $.50; Chil- 
dren (under 5) no charge. 

The Program Sub-committee, the Rev. 
Wyatt Aiken, chairman, has planned 
progiams for each of these camps with 
full spiritual content and exciting rec- 
reational activities. 

The Rev. David Parks is chairman of 
Personnel Procurement and has secured 
the services of experienced cooks for the j 
whole summer. Adult counsellors will 
be provided for Pioneer and Jvtnior 
Camps. 

BENEVOLENCES ARE DOWN ■■ 

Receipts for budgeted benevolences I 
through May 6 of this year have 
amounted to $67,880. This is $19,105 
less than the amount called for by the 
budget for this fraction of 1971. 

For the same period in 1970 we had . 
received $77,365.00 which was only $5,- 
900.00 short of the budgeted amount. 

donated seven "Harvester" vehicles. The 
station wagon to be obtained this year 
with trading stamps will be used to carry •: 
children to day care centers, farm work- ) 
ers to health clinics, and as an aid to ) 
the chaplains in the conduct of reli- 
gious services. | 

Donations of money as well as of ■ 
stamps will be welcome, according to 
Mrs. Cobb. They may be sent to Church 
Women United, P. O. Box 10696, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28201. 

Mrs. Sam A. Dtmn of Enfield is Pres- 
ident of Church Women United in 
North Carolina. 



May, 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by the Superintendent 

The children and staff join with the 
family in their sorrow in the loss of Mrs. 
Mary Roberts. Mrs. Roberts was a dear 
and dedicated worker for the Home. She 
never missed an Open House in Novem- 
ber and was always present with a smile 
on her face telling the visitors what they 
could do to help in our work here. The 
little girls will miss her most for in this 
department she spent many an hour 
making dresses and pajamas for them, 
and the happiness she brought to them 
is hard to measure. She also took on the 
project for one of the senior girls and 
made most of her clothes. For her dedi- 
cation and support we are grateful. We 
are glad we knew her, and she will be 
missed. 

We goofed — in the last issue we re- 
ported that Joe Robinson was going to 
Appalachian University as offensive line 
coach. We got the information from a 
Morganton paper, so we wrote what we 
read. This week the Asheville Citizen 
reported that he was going to Duke Uni- 
versity. We checked, and this is true. 
Congratulations, Joe! We are proud of 
you. 

The warm weather has brought on 
work activities at the Home. The lawn 
mowers have been going for three weeks, 
and this week the boys have been busy 
planting the garden. We have doubled 
our garden space this summer so that 
means extra work but it is a job that the 
boys enjoy. Almost everything is in the 
ground now with the exception of to- 
matoes, and they will come later. 

School is about out and the children 
are looking forward to their summer 
vacation. Our children have done well 
in school this year. On the high school 
level Melaine Hyatt has made the honor 
roll each grading period. Sandy Prather, 
Sandra Laughter, Kenny Allen and 
Charles Robinson have been on the 
Honor roll a number of times. With the 
new grading system in the lower grades, 
it is hard to have an honor roll, but most 
of our children have done quite well. 
The attendance record this year is ex- 
ceptionally good. We had very few sick 
this winter. 

All of our seniors are working after 
school hours now, and this summer they 
will work full time. This is our policy 
for the seniors that they may work and 
pay part of their college expenses. All 
of them enjoy this type of thing for it 
gives them their first opportunity to 
work at a paying job and to open a bank 
account. 

CANTON AND MILLS RIVER 

From Page One 

Good in Enoree Presbytery, and has 
served as student pastor in South Caro- 
lina and Georgia churches. 

Both Mr. Anderson and Mr. Therrell 
plan to seek ordination by Asheville 
Presbytery in the near future. 



PRESBYTERY MEN 
ELECT OFFICERS 

The Men of Asheville Presbytery met 
Friday, May 14 at Presbytery's Camp for 
their annual Spring Rally. Thirteen 
churches were represented, and approxi- 
mately eighty men were in attendance. 
President Balus Chastain and Secre- 
tary Frank Huggins, Jr. presided not 
only over the meeting but over an am- 
ple hamburger supper. 

The meeting featured a report on 
Presbytery's Camp by the Rev. Gale 
Lammey, the Rev. Richard Shelor, Mr. 
Hollis Sprinkle, and the Rev. Wyatt 
Aiken. 

The following officers for 1971-72 
were elected and installed: 

President — Tip Sawyer, Riceville 

Church 
1st Vice-President — Frank Hug- 
gins, Jr., First Church, Swannanoa 
2nd Vice-President — Rufus Sum- 

merrow, Hazelwood Church 
Secretary-Treasurer — Nelson John- 
son, Arden Church 
1st District Chairman — Alley Til- 
ley, Hazelwood Churcli 
2nd District Chairman — Roger 

Waddell, Arden Church 
3rd District Chairman — Lee Clapp, 
First Church, Swannanoa 



JUNE BIRTHDAYS 

1 — ^Barbara Revis — 17 
4 — ^Timmy Clark — 14 
6 — Danny Epley — 11 
21 — Lisa Lanning — 9 
21 — Teresa Lanning — 9 
25— Charles Robinson — 17 



WOMEN PLAN RETREAT 

Mrs. J. T. Russell, president of the 
Women of the Church in Asheville Pres- 
bytery, has issued a call to a retreat to 
be held May 21-22 at Pisgah View 
Ranch near the Candler community. 

Last year the Presbyterial Council 
found their May Retreat to be most 
profitable, so this year not only local 
officers and cause chairmen are invited 
to attend, but Sunday School teachers 
as well. 

Those attending the retreat are asked 
to be present by five o'clock Friday af- 
ternoon. 

On Saturday morning inspirational 
talks will be heard, and from one to 
four workshops for officers, cause chair- 
men, and Sunday School teachers will 
be held. 

A bookstore will be operated during 
the retreat. Church school materials oth- 
er than International and CLC will be 
available for examination and sale. 

Reservations should be sent to Mrs. 
Russell in Waynesville, Box 326, 28786. 



WOMEN OF PRESBYTERY 
HOLD ANNUAL MEETING 

The Women of the Church of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery met on April 22 at the 
First Presbyterian Church of Swanna- 
noa. Almost two hundred women from 
twenty-nine churches were in attendance. 

At noon the women were taken by 
bus to the Presbyterian Home for Chil- 
dren where luncheon was served. 

Inspirational messages were brought 
by Dr. Robert W. Cousar, Jr., professor 
of Bible at King College; by Mrs. W. A. 
Peak, Appalachia Synodical president; 
and by the Rev. Harold Borchert, pastor 
of the Malvern Hills church. Special 
music was provided by Mrs. George 
Klick of the Mills River Church, who 
sang two solos. The Rev. James L. 
Lyons, pastor of the Swannanoa church, 
offered special prayer for the mission- 
aries supported by the churches of pres- 
bytery. 

Two women from Banner Elk, N. C, 
Miss Winifred Ferguson and Mrs. H. C. 
Evans, presented the annual Birthday 
Objective, and two women from Chat- 
tanooga, Tennessee, presented a skit: 
"What's Up at Synodical Training 
School in June?" 

Election of officers was held with 
Mrs. Harold Borchert being elected to 
succeed as president of the group in 
1972; Mrs. R. M. Renshaw as vice presi- 
dent; Mrs. Kent Rogers as recording sec- 
retary; Mrs. E. L. Dorsey as historian; 
Mrs. Cecil Garrett, chairman of Person- 
al Faith and Family Life; and Mrs. John 
Crawford, chairman of Ecumenical Mis- 
sions. 

An invitation extended by Mrs. W. B. 
Ferguson to hold the 1972 Presbyterial 
Meeting in Weaverville was accepted. 



FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

From Page One 

B. Grinnan, D.D., to whom there was a 
memorial window in the rear of t h e 
church. 

The longest pastorate in the life of 
the congregation was that of Dr. L. T. 
Wilds, who served from 1923-1951. Dur- 
ing his service, the Sunday School build- 
ing was built as a gift to the church 
from Captain E. A. Smyth. 

The present Sanctuary was completed 
in 1953 under the leadership of Dr. 
Warren F. Thuston who was succeeded 
in his ministry by Rev. John L. Fain, Jr. 

In August, 1970 the new educational 
plant and Wing Memorial Chapel were 
finished at a total cost of over |400,000 
exclusive of furnishings. The present 
pastors are Rev. John. C. Neville, Jr. 
and Rev. Joseph A. Greer. 

The 1970 report to Presbytery con- 
tained the following information: El- 
ders, 18; Deacons, 14; Baptisms, 7; En- 
rolled in Sunday School, 455; Total 
Communicants, 964. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May. 1971 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



BAILEY, MRS. MARGARET P., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Albert Barnett, Miss Marguerite Rochat, Mr. & Mrs. 
Roy N. Young, Miss Winifred Lee, Mrs. F. W. Thom- 
as, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde W. Wright, Mrs. John C. Ar- 
rowsmith, Mr. & Mrs. Harold K. Bennett, Mrs. Carl 
A. Plonk, The Time and Tide Club, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles D. Owens, Jr., The Kupples Klub of First 
Church, Asheville. McDonald and Brewton, Associ- 
ates, Hendersonville. 

BREWER, MR CHARLES BENJAMIN, JR., BREVARD— 
Miss Jane Darnall, Mr. & Mrs. John W. Eastes, Bre- 
vard. 

BRIGGS, MR. ALBERT G., WINSTON-SALEM, N. C— 
Mrs. Margaret H. Long, Canton. 

BROWN, MRS. JOHN, ANDERSON, S. C. — Mrs. L. 
H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

BROWN, MRS. M. E., HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. L. 
H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

CANTLEY, MRS. MILLIE, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND — 
Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Canton. 

COLE, MR. W. HOUSTON, CANDLER — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert N. Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 

CORRIHER, MR. WILLIAM L., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Williams, Hendersonville. 

DAVIS, MR. THOMAS JEFFERSON, HOMESTEAD. FLA. 

— Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonviile. 
DILLARD, MRS. W. G., SYLVA — Circle No. 2 of The 

Presbyterian Church, Bryson City. 
DIXON, MR. LAWRENCE F., JR., BREVARD — Mrs. 

James Wagoner, Brevard. 
EDWARDS, MR. ELLIS F., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs 

Gus M. Devlin & Family, Asheville. 
EVERDALE, MR. GEORGE W., WASHINGTON, D, C. 

— Mrs. May A. Dunn, Asheville. 

GASH, MISS PEARL, PISGAH FOREST — Mrs. Rich- 
ard H. Moore, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Allison, Sr., Pisgah 
Forest P. T. A., Pisgah Forest. Miss Annie May Pat- 
ton, Miss Carrie Holden, Brevard. 

GRANT, MRS. BLANCH, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 
E. Y. Ma.''sh, Hendersonville. 

GREY, MRS. C. L., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brovi/n, Hendersonville. 

GUFFIN, MISS OLIVE — Women's Bible Class of First 
Church, Asheville. 

HEPBURN, MISS MARY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gary G Flatovi(, Asheville. 

HILTS, MR. JOHN, HERKIMER, N. Y. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry H. Garner, Waynesville. 

HOLLAND, MRS. ELVA W., CANTON — Circle No. 3 
of The Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

JAYNES, MRS. STUART HOLCOMBE, CANTON — Mrs. 
Alice A. Carter, Mrs. Starr A. Sutherland, Asheville. 

JOHNSON, MR. JOHN N., WAYNESVILLE, — Mr. & 
Mrs. William S. Prevost, Sr., Hazelwood. 

JOHNSTONE, MR. KNOX, MOCKSVILLE, N. C. — Dr. 
& Mrs Claude B. Goswick, Jr., Mrs. Joe O. Peter- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly 
G. Campbell, Dr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Carpenter, Mr. 
& Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. 
Porter, Women of the Church Executive Board of 
First Church, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. William 
McKay, Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry Marriotte Stew^art, Atlanta, Ga. 

LIDE, MRS. ZENNIE M., CANTON — Mrs. Dorothy H 
Avery, Mrs. O. F. Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. Harry 
N. Matthews, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Canton. 

LOLLIS, MR. LEONARD, BRYSON CITY — Circle No. 3 
of The West Asheville Presyterian Church, Asheville. 

LONG, MRS. LEONA W., WAYNESVILLE — Miss Ida 
Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Gioson, Sr., Waynes- 
ville. 

McDowell, miss j. Hamilton, asheville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Robert A. Turnbull, Miss Eva Clark, Mrs. 
John C. Arrowsmith, Miss Mary Alice Baird, Mrs. 
Jere E. Cocke, Gedwin and Helen Vaughn, Friends 
and Neighbors of Carolina Apartments, Mr. & Mrs. 
Edwar"! E. McDowell, Miss Lacy Young, Miss Eliza- 
beth H. Ramsey, Miss Jennie Creasman, Kupples 
Klub of First Church, Mrs. Carl F. Plonk, Mr. Ed- 
ward Norman Dukes, Miss Saida Howell, Miss Katie 



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Howell, Asheville. The Robert Campbell Family, 
Nashville, Tenn. Miss Caroline Marriott, Mrs. Janie 
D. Richard, Mr. H. Ridgeley Marriott, Jr., Mr. & 
Mrs. George H. Harris, Mobile, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack S. Smith, Atlanta, Ga. 

McGUIRE, MRS. W. B., FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Sowerby, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Riddle, Circle No. 
1 of The Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

McLEAN, MRS. EVELYN, KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Mrs. 
Sara A. Smithson, Asheville. 

MEDFORD, MR. WILLIAM, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. William S. Prevost, Sr., Hazelwood. 

MELTON, MRS. E. J., CAIRO, GA. — Mrs. W. G. Thom- 
as, Asheville. 

MISENHEIMER, MRS. BEULAH, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Joy Anders, Asheville. 

MOLAND, MRS. JEAN W., ROCKVILLE, MD. Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, 
Hendersonville. 

MORRIS, MR. WILLIAM T., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. John 
S. Hopson, Mr. & Mrs. J. Paul Teal, Jr., Asheville. 

NETTLES, MR. HENRY W., ASHEVILLE — Dr. & Mrs. 
Samuel Robinson, Asheville. 

OWENS, MR. J. W., DENVER, COLO. — J. A. Sutton 
Family, W. H. Neal Family, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

PARKER, MRS. HELEN OF CALIF. — Mr. & Mrs. E. 
F. Edwards, 3-M Class of the West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. 

PEEKE, MR. ALBERT C, WEAVERVILLE — Weaverville 
Office Staff of The Presbyterian Journal, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansel Smith & Family, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. 
Robert L. Curtis, Mrs. L. E. McLean, Mrs. J. Fred 
Osborne, Miss Josephine Osborne, Mrs. Cora Emory, 
Ed & Lucile Cole, Mrs. John C. McDowell, Mrs. 
O. M. Christensen, Miss Margaret Pickens, Mrs. 
Stan McLean, Circle No. 2 of The Presbyterian 
Church Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Donoho, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Asheville. 

PREVOST, MRS. WHITNER, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. William S. Prevost, Sr., Hazelwood. 

ROBERTS, MRS. MARY A., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Charles A. McLean, Mrs. Linda S. Harris, Miss 
Dorothy Miller, Mrs. Nora F. Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. 
B. R. Walsh, Mrs. Paul Jones, Miss Susan Jones, 
Lee and Jim Harbin, Lucille T. Pace, Mr. & Mrs. 
F. R. Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Orders, Miss 
Blanche G. Patterson, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Pearson, 
The Malvern Hills Church Congregation, Men's Bi- 
ble Class of Malvern Hills Church, Ruth Miller, 
Louise Nixon, Thomas E. Rhodes, Verne E. Bart- 
lett, Mrs. Doris P. Cummings, Mrs. Noreen Free- 
man, Miss Louise Morison, Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Bryson, 
Mrs. J. A. Goforth, Miss Sara Goforth, Mr. William R. 
Kramer, Mrs. E. F. Jones, Mr. Cy Zastrow, Mr. & 
Mrs. J. R. Fluharty and Family, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. 
Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Goodson, The Choate 
Family, Women of The Malvern Hills Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. E. D. Chandler, Mrs. J. Austin Emory & Family, 
Women's Circle of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Mr. & 



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JUNIOR HIGH 
CLUSTER RALLY 

Under the sponsorship of the Chris- 
tian Education Committee's Junior High 
Coordinator, Mrs. Kenneth Foreman, 
Jr., the junior high young people from 
a ckister of churches met in a rally at 
the Weaverville Church, Sunday after- 
noon, May 16. 

Four churches were represented and 
twenty-three young people attended. 

The program consisted of Bible study 
and discussion, a time of information 
about the work of the presbytery, rec- 
reation, and a snack supper. 

The Committee hopes to arrange sim- 
ilar "cluster rallies" in other areas of 
the presbytery. 



Mrs. J. Paul Teal, Jr., Mrs. Marvin T. Sublett, Mr. & 
Mrs. J. T. Russell, Mrs. Verna Edwards Clarke, Mr. & 
Mrs. B. L. Hayes, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Snyder, Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles Sawyer, Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Hancock, 
William M. Ward, Andrew E. Gardner, Martha S. 
Scherh, Seibert W. Lockman, Joyce M. Vick, Hugh B. 
Stevens, Mrs. Arthur G. Kiser, Dr. & Mrs. B. Hoyt 
Evans, Mr. & Mrs. Riley Smith, Mrs. Eva Kennedy, 
Circle No. 2 of The West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Board of Trustees of The Presby- 
terian Home for Children, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Mc- 
Kenzie, Miss Sandra Laughter, Mrs. Mary Hall, Little 
Girls of The Presbyterian Home for Children, Black 
Mountain. Beryl Weston, Tyrone, Pa. Mr. & Mrs. 
E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Mrs. C. G. Smith, 
Circle No. 3 of the Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. Mrs. A. B. Stagg, Charlotte. 

SHANDS, MRS. WILLIAM, GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. William S. Prevost, Sr., Hazelwood. 

SHAW, MR. STANLEY S., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 

SHEAROUSE, MR. FRANK, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. P. Price, Asheville. 

SHEPPARD, MR. W. A., FORT MYERS, FLA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Sowerby, Franklin. 

SMITH, THE REV. TED, SR., STANETY, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. George Sowerby, Franklin. 

SQUIRES, MR. KEITH, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
bur S. Ward, Swannanoa. 

SWATLING, MRS. EVA, HIALEAH, FLA. — Mrs. Mary 
Hall, Black Mountain. 

TATE, MR. HOWARD C, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

WALKER, MRS. ROGER, HUDSON, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. L. Prevost, Mr. & Mrs. William S. Provost, 
Sr., Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, 
Waynesville. 

WESTBROOK, MR. & MRS. S. A., HOPE, ARK. — Mrs. 
Charles T. Massett, Fairview. 

WHITLEY, MISS SADYE T., ASHEVILLE — Dr. & Mrs. 
B. Hoyt Evans, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Arthur, III, Ashe- 
ville. 

WILLIAM, MR. JOHN 0., BLACK MOUNTAIN — 
Women of The Carmel Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte. Honorable Roy A. Taylor, Washington, D. C. 
Black Mountain Postal Employees, Mr. Walter E. 
Bradley, Black Mountain. Judge & Mrs. Tom Wad- 
dell, Jr., Eau Gallie, Fla. 

WILSON, MRS. MYRTIA, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Gilmer 
H. Graham, Asheville. 

WRIGHT, MR. THOMAS W., SR., BRANCHVILLE, S. C. 
— Mrs. I. Radcliffe Smith, Millville, N. J. 

WRIGHT, MRS. ETHEL MORGAN, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Hazel J. Ford, Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Quakenbush, Ashe- 
ville. 




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Volume LXII June, 1971 No. 6 

ASSEMBLY VOTES 
TO RESTRUCTURE SYNODS 

The General Assembly of the Presby- 
terian Church, U. S. in its June 13-17 
meeting at Massanetta Springs, Virginia 
voted by a margin of ten votes to re- 
duce from fifteen to seven the number 
of its synods. 

One practical effect of the action will 
be to abolish the present Synod of Ap- 
palachia. Asheville Presbytery together 
with the counties in Holston Presbytery 
which are located in North Carolina 
would become a part of Synod "B" 
which, except for six north-eastern coun- 
ties, is the state of North Carolina. 

The adopted proposal provides that 
the Moderator of the General Assembly 
shall name convenors and clerks pro-tem 
for the new synods. The newly created 
synods will meet in convention at the 
call of the convenors not later than the 
"spring of 1972". The conventions will 
elect committees on: (a) the boundaries 
of presbyteries, (b) the mission and or- 
ganization of the synod, (c) the clarifica- 
tion of legal titles and relationship with 
institutions, and (d) other committees 

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MILLS RIVER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The first Presbyterian Church to be 
organized in Mills River was the one 
known as the New School Presbyterian 
Church, organized in June 1859. Three 
months later a second church was or- 
ganized known as the Old School Pres- 
byterian Church. Both churches, having 
about thirty members each, made use of 
the building which had been erected on 
property donated by Col. James Brittain 
in 1797 for the purpose of housing a 
school, the first in the area. During the 
War between the States the two churches 
forgot their differences and became one 
congregation. 

During the thirty years that followed 
the church was led by five pastors who 
also served other Presbyterian churches 
in the area. 

Before the turn of the century this 
small church sent out its first mission- 
ary, Miss Elise Virginia Lee, who in 
1887 went to Mexico. 

During the pastorate of the Rev. 
Charles C. Brown, which terminated in 
1906, the church was faced with a 
twofold building project; the replace- 
ment of the manse, which had burned, 
and the building of a sanctuary. On 
Dec. 5, 1905, Mrs. Martha C. Reed deed- 
ed one half acre of land to the trustees 
of the church. In 1908 the church build- 
ing was completed, a 36' x 45' structure 
which still stands. 

In 1912 the church rejx)rted ninety 
eight members, making it the fifth larg- 
est church in the Presbytery. In 1917 a 



manse was completed. At this time the 
church called a young man as minister, 
who became loved by the whole com- 
munity and who served the church and 
community in such a way that his in- 
fluence is still felt. He was the Rev. 
W. S. Hutchinson. His pastorate spanned 
a twenty three year period. During 
this time an educational building was 
added to the church and one member of 
the church was received as a candidate 
for the ministry: Mr. Taylor O. Bird 
who is now serving as an ordained min- 
ister. 

During the years 1941-1954 the church 
was served by the following ministers: 
Revs. Ralph Freeman, John Neville Sr., 
and A. I. Keener. During this period the 
church was, for the first time, blessed by 
having a full time minister. One of the 
young people, John C. Neville Jr. was 
received as a candidate for the ministry 
during his father's ministry in Mills 
River. 

While Mr. Keener was serving the 
church the construction of a new manse 
took place and the services of Mrs. 
Andrew Trefois were secured to take 
charge of the music. Under her direction 
the church has been blessed with a Sen- 
ior and a Junior Choir to the present 
time. 

After the completion of the new manse 
the church called the Rev. J. Bruce Frye 
as pastor and experienced much growth 
during his time of service. 

In 1961 the Rev. W. L. Hodgkin was 
called to serve after the resignation of 
Mr. Fi-ye to take a position with King 
College. 

The church has continued to grow 
under the leadership of Mr. Hodgkin. 
The sanctuary was remodeled in the 
early 1960's. During the time of Mr. 
Hodgkin's ministry, John Thomas Phil- 
lips was received as a candidate for the 
ministry. The present communing mem- 
bership is 165. Upon the retirement of 
Mr. Hodgkin in August, 1970, the search 
for a new minister has ended with the 
calling of Mr. James J. Therrell, a re- 
cent graduate of Columbia Seminary. 
We look with much expectation to the 
coming of this young man to take over 
the leadership of this church. 



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Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

40 CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. 1, BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

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June. 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 



1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw. Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 
1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. Frank Huggins, Jr., 

Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR Mary Evans, West- 
minster 



VICE-MODERATOR 
Asheville First 



Tad Boggs, 



TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
ville First 

REGISTRAR — 
treat 

HISTORIAN 
ville 



Beth Lamb, Ashe- 
- Sam Thielman, Mon- 
Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Steve Par- 
ham Hendersonville First, Steve 

Coston — Swannanoa, Emily David- 
son — Swannanoa, Ellen B -anberg — 
Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail. 



YOUTH COUNCIL HAS 
RETREAT AT MYRTLE BEACH 




Sitting, from left to right: Steve Parham, 
Steve Coston, Sam Thielman, Danny Mc- 
Lean, Mary Evans. Standing: Richard 
Goswick, Joe Greer, Enid Massey, Emily 
Davidson, Beth Lamb, Ellen Branberg, 
Melinda Ray, and Martha Edwards. Tad 
Boggs is a member of the Council, but was 
not able to attend the retreat. 

Members of Asheville Presbytery's 
Youth Council held their annual spirit- 
ual growth and planning retreat at 
Myrtle Beach, S. C. the. week of June 
14-19. This retreat took the place of the 
AMAT conference held at NaCoMe Con- 
ference Center in Tennessee which was 
attended by the Youth Council in years 
past. 

In addition to planning their work 
for the next year, the Council did a 
concentrated study of II Corinthians 
4:1-12. Leaders for the event were the 
Rev. Joe Greer of Hendersonville, Ad- 
visor to the Youth Council, and Mrs. 
Charles Massey of Montreat. 



FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN 
ELDER IN KOREA 

Mrs. Alma Grubbs, Southern Presby- 
terian missionary, is the first American 
to be elected a kwun-sa (non-voting 
elder) , the highest church office for 
women in Korea. 

Mrs. Grubbs was ordained May 16 
in the Central Presbyterian Church of 
Chunju. The office of kwun-sa literally 
means "one who encourages" and is 
attained normally after many years of 
service. Mrs. Grubbs is missionary ad- 
viser to Hanil Women's Seminary, where 
she teaches seven hours of English and 
17 piano students each week. She is 
director of the kindergarten department 
of Central Church ancl is an evangelistic 
visitor at the Presbyterian Medical Cen- 
ter in Chunju. 

Her husband, Merrill Grubbs, is an 
elder in the church and is business 
administrator of the Presbyterian Medi- 
cal Center. The couple is from Hender- 
sonville, North Carolina, and are both 
graduates of Maryville College and have 
done graduate work at the Presbyterian 
School of Cluistian Education. They 
have five children. 



ASSEMBLY ANSWERS TO 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

During the year preceding the recent 
meeting of the General Assembly three 
overtures (requests for action) were 
passed by Asheville Presbytery and for- 
warded to the Assembly for its considera- 
tion. We are summarizing here the 
answers given by the Assembly to these 
requests. 

At the October meeting of Presbytery 
in 1970 an overture from the Montreat 
Church was adopted which requested a 
three years suspension of (a) all plans 
for restructuring synods and presbyteries; 

(b) any change in the Book of Church 
Order having to do with the ownership 
of church property by the local congre- 
gation; (c) all plans directed toward the 
union of the Presbyterian Church U. S. 
and the United Presbyterian Church, all 
plans for uniting with C.O.C.U., and 
any plans directed towards the establish- 
ment of union presbyteries and Synods 
and the merging of boards and agencies 
with those of any other church; and (d) 
all work on a new Confession of Faith. 
The Assembly referred each of these four 
parts to a different standing committee, 
and voted the following answers: Item 

(a) was answered negatively "because 
one General Assembly cannot bind a fu- 
ture Assembly." Item (b) was answered 
in the negative. Item (c) was answered 
in the negative. Item (d) was answered 
in the negative with the following addi- 
tional statement: "Either the study of 
crucial theological questions, or the re- 
fusal to study them, can be divisive. It 
is imperative, especially at this time, to 
continue the open discussion of the basic 
theological issues that are involved in 
widespread confessional study by our de- 
nomination. Such study will iDring re- 
newed blessings and usefulness to our 
Church." 

At the January 1971 meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery two overtures proposed 
by Dr. R. E. McClure were adopted. One 
asked that the Assembly direct the Board 
of Christian Education to disassociate it- 
self from the publication of the magazine 
Colloquy. This overture was answered in 
the negative. The other overture asked 
the Assembly to direct its Boards and 
Agencies to cease publication of any mag- 
azine jointly with another denomination, 
which carries by direct or indirect impli- 
cation any indication that it is approved 
by the General Assembly, unless such ap- 
proval has been given in advance by a 
specific act of the General Assembly. 
This was answered as follows: "That the 
Presbytery of Asheville be advised that 
the name of the Presbyterian Church, U. 
S. has been removed from Colloquy ef- 
fective with the June 1971 issue; and 
that the General Assembly request all 
boards and agencies to list in their an- 
nual reports to the Assembly any mag- 
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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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SYNOD MEETS AT 
LEES-McRAE COLLEGE 

The Synod of Appalachia held its 
fifty-seventh annual session at Lees- 
McRae College in Banner Elk, N. C. 
on May 25 and 26. 

Elder Ralph Caldwell of Fountain 
City, Tennessee was elected Moderator 
to succeed the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans of 
Asheville, who preached the opening 
s.ermon. 

The Rev. W. F. Wadsworth, Stated 
Clerk, reported that Synod's churches 
had 50,352 communicants at the end of 
1970, an increase of 213 over the pre- 
vious year. The 249 congregations mak- 
ing up the Synod reported total con- 
tributions of $8,169,943, representing an 
increase of $580,149 over 1969. 

On recommendation of Synod's Coun- 
cil presented by the Chairman, Thomas 
H. Lamb of Asheville, a budget of 
$901,232 for Assembly and Synod causes 
in 1972 was adopted. This amount is 
$8,410 less than the 1971 budget. 

The Rev. A. Hubert Rust of Knox- 
ville reported for the special committee 
appointed in 1970 to seek reconciliation 
between the Campus Ministry at East 
Tennessee State University in Johnson 
City and the churches of the community. 
The committee reported progress and 
recommended that "Synod direct its 
Campus Ministry to include in its pro- 
gram a more evangelical, Christ-centered 
type of ministry." 

Synod upheld Knoxville Presbytery in 
two complaints brought against it by 
individual ministers and elders of the 
presbytery. One complaint had to do 
with the reception of a minister and 
the other with the adoption of a resolu- 
tion. Those making the complaint con- 
tended that the presbytery had acted 
improperly in both instances. 

The Synod adopted motions taking 
exception to the participation of As- 
sembly officials in the "Set the Date 
Now" movement (the effort of certain 
American churchmen to set an early and 
fixed date for termination of involve- 
ment in Southeast Asia) and to the use 
of benevolence funds for promotion of 
their concerns. Several members of 
Synod requested that their negative votes 
be recorded on these motions. 

The Rev. James B. Hollenhead of 
Richlands, Virginia was named Modera- 
tor nominee, and Synod voted to meet 
at King College, Bristol, Tennessee on 
May 23 and 24, 1972. 



JULY BIRTHDAYS 

27 — ^^James Adams — 19 
30 — Elizabeth Edwards — 16 
17— Jeff Parham— 10 
31— Joel Thomas— 13 
9— Donna Waddell— 12 
11 — Mike Wiggins — 9 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

Every year the Board of Trustees of 
the Home presents a Bible to each young 
persoir who graduates from high school. 
This year there were four who graduat- 
ed from Owen High School: Sandra 
Laughter, Michael Bates, Sandy Prather, 
and Gene Gutherie. At the June meet- 
ing of the Board Dr. H. B. Dendy, Pres- 
ident, presented the Bibles to Sandra 
Laughter, who received them for all the 
young people. The three boys all have 
summer jobs and were at work when the 
presentation was made and the picture 
was taken. 

Vacation Time 

June 21 through July 5 has been set 
as the time for the annual summer vaca- 
tion. Both children and staff members 
have been busy getting clothes ready and 
packed and making all the arrangements 
that go along with being away from 
home for two weeks. The staff and trus- 
tees are grateful that the children can 
have this needed change of pace and are 
grateful to family members and friends 
who have opened their homes to our 
children. 

HOW DOES THE GARDEN GROW? 

The garden grows very well! In fact, 
the Home has this year one of the most 
promising gardens it has had for a long 
time. There has been a great deal of 
rain, and even a hail storm, but damage 
was very slight, and the ample supply 
of moisture has made the crops grow ex- 
ceptionally well. 

Matrons Needed 

We are grateful for the dedicated serv- 
ice of the matrons and other staff mem- 
bers at the Home, but there is a very 
real need for additional matrons. We 
are looking for Christian ladies who love 
children and who are willing to render 
a real and very important service to the 
Lord and His Church in helping to care 
for our children. 

In addition to the satisfaction that 
comes from doing a very useful work, we 
can offer to our matrons the following: 
room and board, a modest salary, and re- 
tirement benefits. If you are interested 
or if you know someone who is, contact 
should be made with Mr. McKenzie or 
with any member of the Board of Trus- 
tees. 



PRESBYTERY TO MEET 
AT MURPHY JULY 13 

The Presbytery of Asheville is to hold 
its Summer meeting on Tuesday, July 
13 at the Murphy Presbyterian Church. 

The Rev. David L. Parks, as retiring 
Moderator, will preach the opening ser- 
mon. Slated to succeed him is the Rev. 
James L. Lyons, Pastor of the Swannanoa 
Presbyterian Church. 

Four recent graduates of Columbia 
Theological Seminary who have accepted 
calls to churches in the presbytery ex- 
pect to be examined for ordination. 
They and their fields of service are: 
Mr. William R. Anderson, Canton; Mr. 
Raymond Barfield, Highlands; Mr. Billy 
Joe Martin, Etowah; and Mr. James J. 
Therrell, Mills River. 



ASSEMBLY From Page One 

as needed. The conventions shall meet 
again to act on reports from these com- 
mittees after February 1, 1973, at a time 
and place set by the proposed synods, 
giving consideration to the progress be- 
ing made in adjoining synods. July 1, 
1973 is to be the effective legal date for 
the establishment of the proposed new 
synods and the presbyteries which they 
create. Existing administrative and fi- 
nancial structures are to continue until 
after their successors are established July 
1, 1973. 

An interesting point of speculation 
concerns the new presbytery of which the 
former Asheville Presbytery is to be- 
come a part. The present Synod of 
North Carolina has already taken action 
to merge the presbyteries of Concord, 
Kings Mountain, and Winston-Salem. 
Some of the leaders involved in this mer- 
ger stated in April of this year that they 
were looking forward to having Asheville 
Presbytery and the other western North 
Carolina counties incorporated into their 
new presbytery. If a presbytery is cre- 
ated along these lines, it will embrace 
thirty-seven of the ninety-four counties 
of the synod. It will also have within 
its bounds three Presbyterian colleges: 
Montreat-Anderson, Lees-McRae, and 
Davidson and three Presbyterian child 
care institutions: Presbyterian Home at 
Black Mountain, Grandfather Home at 
Banner Elk, and Barium Springs Home. 



ANSWERS from Page Two 

azine or periodical published jointly 
with any other denomination which car- 
ries by direct or indirect implication any 
indication that same is approved by the 
General Assembly." 

The newly elected Moderator of the 
General Assembly is the Rev. Benjamin 
Lacy Rose, professor at Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Virginia, and perhaps 
best known among Presbyterians as the 
"answer man" in the denomination's 
magazine, Presbyterian Survey. 



Page Foiir 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June, 1971 



THE 



iM^mnnal (Sifts 

PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



BETTS, MR. CURRIE, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Women 
of The Black Mountain Presbyterian Churcti, Biacl< 
Mountain. 

BRITT, MARY LOUISE, ASHEVILLE — Women of the 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

BROWN, MR. ABNER H., WILLIAMSTON, N. C. — Dr. 
R. E. McClure, Asheville. 

BROWN, MRS. JULIA, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert Kimzey, Arden. 

BURGESS, MR. J. C, WASHINGTON, GA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

BURNETT, MRS. AMELIA, CANTON — Mrs. Otis Stepp, 
Canton. 

CARR, MR. ALFRED O. — Dr. & Mrs. J. Marion Ross, 
Hendersonville. 

CLIFFORD, MRS. lOLA, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 
Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 

CONNOR, MR. HOMER, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Taylor 
Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

COOKE, MR. C. E., SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.— Mr. & Mrs. 
R. J. Nilis, Hendersonville. 

CORKILL, MR. WILLIAM McCOY, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Luther A. Thomas, Mrs. C. B. Martin, Asheville. 

DANIEL, MRS. SYBIL LUTTON, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 
E. C. James, Jay and Sharron, Mr. & Mrs. Z. R. 
Erdody, Asheville. 

DAVIS, MR. A. C, PELZER, S. C. — Mrs. Jeanne T. 
Franklin, Mountain Home. 

DAVIS, MR. LEWIS, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mr. & Mrs. 
Melvin E. Davis, Black Mountain. 

DIXON, MR. LAWRENCE F., JR.. BREVARD — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. New- 
land, Brevard. 

DORAN, MRS. LORRAINE, FAIR HAVEN, N. J. — Mr. 
George F. Stowell, Hendersonville. 

DUDLEY, MISS LOUISE, TAMPA, FLA. — Mrs. James 
Harberson, Hendersonville. 

EDWARDS. MR. A. V., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Garren, Mr. & Mrs. 
Wyly G. Campbell. Hendersonville. 

EDWARDS. MR. E. F.. ASHEVILLE — 3-M Sunday 
School Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Women of the West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Sam R. Patton and Pam, Asheville. 

EDWARDS, MRS. MINNIE— Mr. & Mrs. Sidney McCarty, 
Highlands. 

FARMER, MR. PERL, SYLVA— Women of The Presby- 
terian Church, Sylva. 

FOX. MR. JOE. ASHEVILLE — Dr. David H. Becker, 
Asheville. 

GASH, MISS PEARL, ETOWAH— Mr. & Mrs. Roy B. 
Allison and Children, Hendersonville. 

GREENE, MRS. SALLY, SYLVA— Women of The Pres- 
byterian Church. Weaverville. 

HARKINS, MR. WAYNE, CANTON— Women of The 
Bethel Presbyterian Church. Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. 
Garner, Waynesville. 

HARPER, MISS PEARL, TIMMONSVILLE, S. C— Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

HAWKINS, MRS ANNIE, LEICESTER, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Conrad Ward, Weaverville, 

JOHNSON. MR. JOSEPH EARL, WAYNESVILLE — 
Fairview Home Demonstration Club, Rufus, Josephine 
and Jody Summerrow, Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, 
Mr. & Mrs. S. J. Vavruska, Ladies Bible Class of 
The Presbyterian Church, Women of The Presbyterian 
Church, Hazelwfood. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Kuykendall, 
Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R. Harpe, Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Moss, 
Mr. & Mrs. W. Roy Yeager, Mrs. Elaine Hudson, 
Waynesville. Children of The Presbyterian Home for 
Children. Mrs. Mary Hall, Black Mountain. Mrs. Leroy 
S. Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth T. Tate, Mrs. C. Y. Tate. 
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Gray, Belmont, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. 
Gene Wallace. Gastonia, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. 
Tate. Reldsvllle, N. C. 

JOHNSTONE. MR. KNOX, MOCKSVILLE. N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Larry McKay, Flat Rock. Dr. & Mrs. J. Marion 
Ross, Circle 9 of First Church. Circle 7 of First 
Church. Women of The First Church, Mr. & Mrs. 



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Mrs. 



James E. Usher, Mrs. Boyd Massagee, 
Bernice 0. Freye, Hendersonville. 

KELLOGG, MR. FORREST. DOUGLAS. GA. 
James Harberson, Hendersonville. 

KINNETT. MR. FRANK M.. ATLANTA. GA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Frank R. Lyon, Asheville. 

LAWRENCE. MRS HAROLD, SMITHFIELD. VA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Paul Stark, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. 
Stark, Jacksonville, Fla. 

LIDE. MRS. ZENNIE. CLYDE — Mr. & Mrs. Joe D. 
McCracken, Asheville. 

LOLLIS. MRS. JOSIE, BRYSON CITY — Women of the 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

MAGEE, MRS. WALLACE H.. FLINT. MICH. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John I. Bush, Miss Ruth Hillhouse, Mrs. Forrest 
Gardner, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Kershlis, Henderson- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. Black, Flat Rock. 

MCDOWELL. MISS HAMILTON. ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
L. W. Colson. Asheville. Miss Eleanor B. Simons, 
Charleston, S. C. Dr. & Mrs. Guy H. White, Jr., 
Montreat. Former Co-Workers of Randolph School — 
Miss Jamie Bryan. Mrs. Eloise Ellis, Miss Henel 
Field. Mrs. Virginia Graham. Mrs. Emma Hoden, 
Miss Hilda Higgins. Miss Pauline Hood, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Marshall. Mrs. Blanche Morris, Mrs. 
Louise Milton, Mrs. Jennie L. Randall, Miss Sybil 
Spratt. Mrs. Lucia Ward. 

McGUlRE, MRS. W. B., FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. Tom 
McQulre, Franklin. 

McKEE. MR. BOYD A.. CHAMBERSBURG, PA. — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 

NORTH, MRS. ELIZABETH. HAMILTON, O,— Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold Morris. Asheville. 

PARKER, MR. TOM, ASHEVILLE — Miss Mabel A. 
Townsend, McDonald, N. C. 

PEEKE. MR. ALBERT, WEAVERVILLE— Women of The 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

ROBERTS, MRS. MARY A.. ASHEVILLE— Women of 
The Presbyterian Church. Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Council, 
Mr. J. W. Council. Miss Mary L. McElroy, Miss 
Kittie Sue McElroy. Mrs. Ben Evans, Weaverville. 
First Union National Bank, Mrs. Lois F. Chesley, 
Mr. Howard A. Warren. Mr. & Mrs. Zebulon Weaver, 
Jr.. Mrs. Jonnin Weatherly. Mr. John C. Joyner. Mrs. 
W. W. Ballew, Women of The West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church. Shumate Memorial Bible Class 
of The West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. 
Philip Luther. Mr. Bill Matthews. Mr. Frank Davis, 
Mr. Luther Thigpen. Mr. Dick Wynne, Mr. John Parris, 
Mr. Bill Hart of the Citizen-Times Staff. Asheville. 

ROBERTS, MRS. OLIVE. ASHEVILLE— Dr. David H. 
Becker. Asheville. 

RUFF, MR. WILLIAM ROBERT, HAZELWOOD— Mr. & 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Hazelwood. 

SALLEY. MRS. MARY EVELYN, ASHEVILLE— Dr. David 
H. Becker, Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Hunter, Asheville. 

SELF, MR. PLATO E., SPRUCE PINE, N. C— Mr. & Mrs 
Fred D. Hooper, Sylva. 

SELLARS, MR. JAMES K., CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. Furman 
Robertson, Waynesville. 

SHAHEEN, MRS. JOSEPHINE, MACON, GA— Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

SHILLINGLAW. MR. TRACY, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus M. Devlin & Family, Asheville. 

SMITH. DR. ROBERT, MOUNT AIRY, N. C— Mr. & Mrs. 



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SPACE STILL AVAILABLE AT 
PRESBYTERY CAMPS 

At this writing the Work Camp spon- 
sored by Presbytery's Christian Educa- 
tion Camp Committee is in session. En- 
rollment is quite small, but the young 
people, under the direction of the Rev. 
Wyatt Aiken, are having an excellent 
time. They spend their time doing use- 
ful projects about the camp, in Bible 
study, and in recreational activities. They 
are especially enjoying the dryness, dur- 
ing a rather rainy week, of the new cab- 
ins. 

Four Camps remain to be held and 
each one has space for those who want 
to attend but who have not yet regis- 
tered. The Family Camp will be held 
June 28-July 4. The Pioneer Camp will 
be the week of July 5-10, and two Jun- 
ior Camps are scheduled for the weeks 
of July 12-17 and 19-24. 

The fee for Pioneer and Junior Camps 
will be $20.50 as it has been in recent 
years. Fees for the Family Camp will be 
on a per meal basis as follows: Adults 
(above 12) §1.00; Children (5-12) $.50; 
Children (under 5) no charge. This per 
day arrangement makes it possible for 
families who desire to do so to partici- 
pate in the camp for a portion of the 
week. 

Registration blanks with needed infor- 
mation have been mailed out to all the 
churches of the Presbytery. Those who 
still plan to send in registrations should 
use these forms. If it is not convenient 
to request them from your church or if 
they have been mislaid, a supply is avail- 
able at Presbytery's Office, and blanks 
will be mailed out on request. 



W. H. Lashley. Arden. 
SMITH. THE REV. TED, SR., CHARLOTTE. N. C— Adult 

Sunday School Class of The Presbyterian Church, 

Franklin. 
SOUTHERLAND, MRS JEAN HALL. BREVARD— Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. 

Newland, Brevard. 
STEWART, MR. COFIELD, ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. H. M. Stewart, Atlanta, Ga. 
STEWART, MR. HENRY R.. ASHEVILLE— Women of 

The Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 
TRUESDALE, MR. FREDRICK J.. RANCHO SANTA FE, 

CALIF. — Circle No. 10 of First Church, Henderson- 
ville. 
VAN SLEEN, MRS. MELL ELIZABETH, GASTONIA, N. 

0. — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin and Family, Asheville. 
WELCH, MR. TROY, HAZELWOOD— Mrs. L. M. West, 

Canton. 
WHITE, MRS. JAMES C, KINGSPORT, TENN.— Mr. & 

Mrs. Thomas D. Hunter, Jr., Hendersonville. 
WILLIAMS, MR. LOUIS, HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 

J. H. Flanagan. Hendersonville. 
WORLEY, MR. DEWEY, ENKA— Mr. & Mrs. Reid Love- 
lace. Asheville. 




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Volume LXII July- August. 1971 No. 7-8 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 

Asheville Presbytery, meeting at the 
Murphy Presbyterian Church on Tues- 
day, July 13, did the following: 

— Heard a report by Elder Olin Cole- 
man, missionary to Brazil, and offered 
prayer for missionaries related to the 
churches of the presbytery. 

— Elected as Moderator the Rev. 
James L. Lyons, pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Swannanoa. 

— ^Received Mr. Wayne Rogers, a 
member of First Presbyterian Church 
Hendersonville and a student at Re- 
formed Theological Seminary in Jack- 
son, Mississippi, as a candidate for the 
ministry under care of Asheville Presby- 
tery. 

— Examined for ordination, including 
the hearing of their sermons, the follow- 
ing recent graduates of Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary: Mr. William R. An- 
derson who has been called by the Can- 
ton church; Mr. Raymond Barfield who 
has been called by the Highlands 
church; Mr. Billy Joe Martin who has 
accepted the call of the Etowah church; 
and Mr. James J. Therrell who has ac- 
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OAK FOREST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The Sand Hill Presbyterian Church 
was organized by Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, June 21, 1873 according to the 
1874 minutes of that body. This action 
came in response to a request by the 
Rev. W. B. Corbett and Elder Samuel 
Banks of the Presbyterian Church in 
Asheville and by Captain Charles Moore 
of the Sand Hill commimity. Captain 
Moore's father. Captain William Moore, 
had established a school in the commu- 
nity many years earlier, with the Rev. 
Jacob Hood, a Presbyterian minister and 
graduate of Maryville College, as teacher. 
It was the practice to conduct a Sunday 
School and preaching services in con- 
nection with the school long before there 
was any formal church organization. 

The first meetings of the organized 
church were held in the school building, 
and for several years the pulpit was 
supplied once a month by the pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church in Asheville. 
Those originally chosen to serve as 
Ruing Elders were: Captain Charles 
Moore, T. D. Brittian, and Dr. D. M. 
Gudger. 

It soon became apparent that a church 
building was needed, and Dr. Gudger 
gave a lot on which the church was to 
be built. The members, having little 



money, met together to make their own 
brick for the building. Hamilton Moore, 
a son of Captain Charles Moore, volun- 
teered to haul stone for the foundation 
from the fort which his father had built 
for the protection of the early settlers. 
The building of simple design but good 
taste was completed and dedicated as 
the Oak Forest Presbyterian Church. 

The first regular minister was the 
Rev. Walter W. Moore who also served 
the Presbyterian churches at Swannanoa 
and Red Oak. After two years Dr. Moore 
was called to become President of Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia. He 
was followed at Oak Forest by the Revs. 
Brown, Arrowood, Spence, Parker, Over- 
cash, Eskridge, Hardin, Eversole, and 
Winn. 

In 1916 the Rev. H. G. Bedinger, later 
to become President of Flora MacDonald 
College, was called to be pastor. He was 
succeeded by the Rev. P. N. Gresham 
who soon found his work as organizing 
pastor at West Asheville so demanding 
that he resigned his post at Oak Forest. 
During the next few years the pulpit 
was supplied twice a month by var- 
ious Ruling Elders from Presbyterian 
churches in the area. 

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Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. HOYT Evans, treasurer Don C. McKenzie, superintendent 

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July-August, 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw. Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 
1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. — Frank Muggins, Jr., 
Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mary Evans, West- 
minster 

VICE-MODERATOR — Tad Boggs, 
Asheville First 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Beth Lamb, Ashe- 
ville First 

REGISTRAR — Sam Thielman, Mon- 
treat 

HISTORIAN — Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 
ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Steve Par- 
ham — Hendersonville First, Steve 
Coston Swannanoa, Emily David- 
son Swannanoa, Ellen B'anberg 

Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Mrs. 
Charles Massey. 



EVANGELISM REPORT 

In a report made to Asheville Pres- 
bytery on Tuesday, July 13th at the 
Murphy Presbyterian Church, Harold 
Borchert, Chairman of the Evangelism 
Committee, introduced new plans for 
inspiration and outreach. 

The report of the committee and its 
proposals came in the form of a news- 
letter mimeographed under the title of 
'"Memo — An Occasional Newsletter of 
the Evangelism Committee." The pro- 
posals and the report as a whole won 
the unanimous approval of the repre- 
sentatives gathered at Murphy, and in- 
cluded the following items for action 
this fall and next spring: 

(1) That area Prayer and Praise Rallies 
be held this fall for the purpose of 
uniting this presbytery and its churches 
in praise to God for his upholding grace 
in the past, and for the purpose of pray- 
ing together for His grace and power 
to be exhibited amongst us in the decisive 
and difficult days ahead. These meetings, 
it is emphasized, are not for discussion 
concerning changes to come in our 
structure, but only for the purpose of 
seeking God's face in prayer and praise! 
Speakers and song leaders will be select- 
ed and further announcement made late 
this summer. 

(2) That "All-Presbytery Evangelistic 
Thrust '72 Crusades" be held in Every 
church of this presbytery that is willing 
and desirous of cooperating, during the 
Spring of 1972. 

"Evangelistic Thrust '72" Task Force 
Teams of Evangelists and Song Leaders 
will be formed from within our present 
presbytery members and will not include 
outside persons requiring funding. 
Advertising posters will be prepared by 
the Presbytery Evangelism Committee, 
and there will be no cost to be borne by 
churches except entertainment of teams 
where necessary. 

Youth Participation is to be sought and 
encouraged, and special music and testi- 
monies by young people will be an inte- 
gral part of the effort. 

(3) That materials like the film, "Like 
A Mighty Army" be utilized following 
the crusade meetings, with the end in 
view of encouraging a personal witness 
and soul-winning campaign in every 
church. Presbytery-wide Personal Evan- 
gelism Clinics will be sponsored by this 
committee and staff furnished if desired, 
following such procedures as are felt to 
be viable and spirit-blessed. 

The committee emphasized that the 
above plans are meant to be guidline 
plans, allowing any church to utilize 
such speakers and programs as it may 
desire. However, the committee obligates 
itself to arrange speaker-schedule;, and 
programs for all who wish to cooperate. 
Ministers of the presbytery will be asked 
to set aside time to go to other churdies 
to hold meetings, as other minis -rs ^f 
the presbytery come to rheir chvn ' . 



BEDINGER BOOK PUBLISHED 

Light In Darkness, a book edited by 
Miss Martha Reid Bedinger under the 
pen name Mary Dabney, has just come 
off the press. 

The book is a chronicle of the mis- 
sionary service of Miss Bedinger's par- 
ents, the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Dabney 
Bedinger, in Congo during the early 
part of the twentieth century, and is 
based on letters written in later years 
by Dr. Bedinger to his grandchildren. 
Miss Bedinger has organized these letters 
so that they relate the story of the mis- 
sionary endeavors of this faithful and 
courageous couple. 

This publication should be of special 
interest to the people of Asheville Pres- 
bytery due to the fact that Dr. Bedinger 
served the presbytery as Superintendent 
of Home Missions after his return from, 
Congo. Mrs. Bedinger was the daugh- 
ter of Dr. R. P. Smith, who was Ashe- 
ville Presbytery's first Home Missions 
Superintendent. 

Those desiring to purchase copies of 
Light In Darkness may order them at 
$5.00 per book from Miss Martha Reid 
Bedinger, 301 Smoky View Road, Knox- 
ville, Tennessee 37920. Miss Bedinger 
has stated that proceeds from the sale of 
books will be contributed toward Presby- 
terian World Mission work in Congo 
and in Japan. 



BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Contributions received by Presbytery's 
Treasurer for budgeted benevolences 
through July 6 of this year have amount- 
ed to $98,012.58 against budget needs of 
$130,477.50. The amount received in 
1970 for the same period toward a 
smaller budget was $106,664.00. 



the same purpose. 

The overall purpose of these meetings 
is to glorify God, to seek the salvation 
of souls, and to face the future united 
for Christ and His Church. 

"Memo", the committee newsletter, 
was mailed to all church Evangelism 
Committee Chairman, and was distri- 
buted to all Presbytery representatives 
on Tuesday. It is proposed to mail 
copies every two or three months or as 
often as news and information warrents. 
News items and suggestions in the issue 
distributed included addresses of com- 
panies specializing in mimeo or off-set 
stencils for newsletters, sample illustra- 
tions, chmxh bulletin insert information, 
tract and devotional guide suggestions, 
an evangelism book suggestion, and even 
a church newsletter comic strip illustra- 
tion! 

If you would like to get on die 
"Memo" mailing list, it is suggestf^d Lhat 
yon write simply, "Alemo", 22 School 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28806 



July-August. 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
By The Superintendent 




1971 ORIOLES 



First Row, left to right: Keith McKinney, 
Bobby Summers, Butch Edwards, Coach 
Don McKenzie, Richard Epley, Danny 
Epley, Jeff Parham, and Cary Waddell. 

The Orioles, the Presbyterian Home's 
entry in tlie Beacon Athletic Associa- 
tion's Little League, won another champ- 
ionship this summer to continue a win- 
ning tradition of long standing. 

The season record was eleven victor- 
ies and three losses. Joel Thomas and 
Robin Ferguson were the team's pitchers, 
Thomas winning six games and Fergu- 
son winning five. Jay Robinson and 
Larry Wiggins were the leading hitters 
for the season. 

The reward for winning the champion- 
ship is a trip for the team members to 
a Clemson football game in the fall and 
a steak supper at Buck's Red Carpet 
room. 



PRESBYTERY From Page One 
cepted the call of the Mills River 
church. Commissions were appointed 
and arrangements were made for ordi- 
nation and installation services as fol- 
lows: Mr. Anderson at Canton on July 
18; Mr. Barfield at Highlands on July 
25; Mr. Martin at Etowah on August 1; 
and Mr. Therrell at Mills River on Au- 
gust 8. 

— Heard reports of commissioners to 
the General Assembly: the Rev. Harold 
Borchert, the Rev. G. Daniel McCall 
(by tape recording, since he has moved 
from the presbytery to become pastor 
of the Starmount Presbyterian Church 
of Greensboro, N. C.) , and Elder F. A. 
Plummer. 

— Dissolved the pastoral relation be- 
tvvcej; il\e Rev Robert R. Davis and the 
Hazelwood church that he may accept 
work as rh.iplain and teacher of Bible 
ai. a Christian school in Miami, Florida. 

— Adopted the report of the Commir- 
tet- on Noiainations naiuing the follow- 
persons to the positions indicated: 



Second Row: Larry Wiggins, Amos Ed- 
wards, Robin Ferguson, Jay Robinson, and 
John Wade. Joel Thomas was absent for 
the picture. 



AUGUST 


BIRTHDAYS 


9 


Bobby 


Summers 


11 


13 


Joey Banks 


17 


25 


Tony 


Robinson 


15 


26 


Gene 


Gutherie 


18 



SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


4 


Richard Epley 


8 


9 


Robin Ferguson 


12 


11 


Mary Lee Sparks 


15 


13 


Larry Wiggins 


13 


29 


Cary Waddell 


11 



Rev. David Parks, Board of Trustees, 
Montreat-Anderson College 

Rev. Richard Shelor, Christian Edu- 
cation Committee 

Rev. Richard A. Curnow, Evangelism 
Committee 

Rev. James H. Skelton, Examination 
Committee for Sacraments 

Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson, Presbytery's 
Council 

— Adopted the report of the Evangel- 
ism Committee recommending an exten- 
sive program calculated to evangelize, 
enrich, and reconcile. (See separate ar- 
ticle on page 2.) 

Adopted recommendations of Presby- 
tery's Council including approval of the 
1972 benevolence budget in the ariiount 
of 1281,166.00: $85,422 for General As- 
sembly, $26,569.00 for the Synod of Ap- 
palachia, and $169,175 for Asheville 
Pi esbytery, 

— Voted to meet again on Saturday, 
October 23, 1971 at the Black Movintain 
Presbyterian Church. 



OAK FOREST From Page One 

In 1925 a small frame building was 
bought from the school and moved to a 
location behind the church to serve as a 
church house. Two years later an addi- 
tion was built to it and the structure 
was in constant use until it was torn 
down in 1955 upon completion of the 
present education building. 

Early in 1927, the need for a resident 
pastor became very evident, and after 
many weeks of prayer, Mr. Melrose Avery, 
a student at Columbia Theological Semi- 
nary, came as student pastor to fill the 
need. Upon his graduation in 1929 he 
accepted the call of the congregation to 
become its full-time minister. 

During this pastorate a manse was 
built on a lot given by Mr. and Mrs. 
Candler Morgan. The church began to 
flourish and in August 1931 plans were 
made to build a sanctuary. Operating 
on a pay-as-you-go basis and using a 
great deal of volunteer labor, the pro- 
ject was completed under the able leader- 
ship and with the untiring guidance of 
Mr. Avery. 

In 1933 Mr. Avery resigned his pas- 
torate and was succeeded at Oak Forest 
by the Rev. Wriston Hartsell who was 
followed by Dr. C. B. Chapin. 

Dr. J. M. McChesney, long prominent 
in the Synod of Appalachia, became pas- 
tor in 1942. At this time need was felt 
for better educational facilities. It was 
Dr. McChesney's dream to see such a 
building erected. Enthusiasm ran high 
and during his pastorate a building fund 
of $10,000 was accumulated. 

After Dr. McChesney's retirement in 
1951 the Rev. George M. dayman ac- 
cepted a call to become pastor of the 
church. Under his guidance the hoped- 
for building was begun in April 1954 
and completed June 1, 1955. 

Following Mr. dayman's resignation, 
the Rev. Richard Sommers became pas- 
tor of the church in the summer of 1957. 
He served until January 1963 when he 
accepted a call to become pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw, 
S. C. 

The Rev. Gale D. Lammey began his 
duties as pastor of the church the first 
of January 1964 and served until June 
of this year when he was called to be 
minister of the Green Ridge Presby- 
terian Church of Roanoke, Virginia. 
During Mr. Lammey's pastorate the 
church continued to grow with the com- 
munity and has completed a major 
building program which included the 
erection of a large and very beautiful 
sanctuary. 

At the close of the last year the church 
reported 342 members and contributions 
for the year of $43,135. There is in the 
congregation an active interest in Chris- 
tian education, evangelism and world 
Missions, which includes partial support 
of three missionaries or couples. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July-August, 1971 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



BILLINGS, MR. PAUL, SHOALS, IND. — Women of the 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

BRIGHAM, MRS. RUTH REESE, SATELLITE BEACH, 
FLA. — Judge & Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Eau Gallle, 
Fla. 

BROWN, MRS. JULIA, HORSE SHOE — Mr. & Mrs. 
George C. Klick, Hendersonvllle. 

CHAPLE, MRS. ORA ENGLISH, HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonvllle. 

CORKILL, MR. W. M., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. S. W. 
Huddleston, Mr. & Mrs. David Hildebrand, Mrs, James 
T. Knight, Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglass Robinson, Asheville. 

CORRIHER, MR. WILLIAM L. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

DUNCAN, MRS. ELISE, PRINCETON, N. C. ~ Taylor 
Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

DUNN, MR. ALBERT C, ASHEVILLE — The John D. 
Watkins Family, Women of the Kenilworth Church, 
Ben, Dorothy, Sharon and Tracy Stanfiel, Asheville. 

ENGLISH, MR. GUY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
Higgins, Hendersonville. 

FISHBACK, MR. JOHN, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

FLETCHER, MR. Vi/ILLIAM EARL, LONOKE, ARK. — 
Dr. B. Hoyf Evans, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. S. D. 
Alexander, Swannanoa. 

GODSEY, MR. ROBERT, LEXINGTON, KY. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, Hazelwood. 

GREY, MRS. C. L., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

GUDGER, MR. GEORGE, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mr. & 
Mrs. S. D. Alexander, Swannanoa. 

HENDRIX, MRS., FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. S. D. Alex- 
ander, Swannanoa. 

HOLMES, MRS. H. L., MIAMI, FLA. — Mrs. Thompson 
Hiles. Asheville. 

HUNTER, MRS. THOMAS D., SR., ASHEVILLE — Price/ 
McNabb Advertising Agency, Inc., Mrs. Mary Jane 
Pegram, Mr. & Mrs. William Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
Woodcock, Mr. & Mrs. John D. Earle, Mr. & Mrs. 
John- Erichson, Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing 
Co., Mr. & Mrs. Sidney A. Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. George 
L. Chumbley, Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Pritchard, Jr., Mr. 
Frank Coxe, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Cobb, Mr. John L. 
Simmons, Dr. Roger A. James, Mrs. R. P. Booth, Mr. 
& Mrs. James M. Westall, Mr. & Mrs. Everett D. 
Mitchell, Dr. & Mrs. Horace Adams, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Ellis Cannady, Calder, Crawley & Company, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ward, Arden. Mrs. William M. 
Shepherd, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Shepherd, Mrs. 
DeWitt Dowdle, Mr. & Mrs. J. Hall Reaben, Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, First Union National Bank, Em- 
ployees of Hunter Chevrolet Company, Inc., Primary 
Department of First Church, Mrs. Sally P. Stokes, 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. W. W. Burns, Mr. & Mrs. Jo« L. Hunter, Char- 
lotte. Mrs. Bertha E. ZIpplies, Mr. John N. Davis, 
Dr. & Mrs. Alexis Davison, Mrs. John M. Glinn, At- 
lanta, Ga. Mr. Reed A. Bryan, Mrs. Tom M. Bryan, 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mrs. Ashmead P. Pipkin, New 
York, N. Y. Mrs. Dora Hayes Powell, Mrs. Sarah 
Doe Hayes, Fletcher. Mrs. Gordon Robertson, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Robertson, Riverdale, 
Md. 

HURT, MRS. EULA GRAY, MURPHY — Women of The 
Presbyterian Church, Hayesville. 

JOHNSON, MR. JOSEPH E., WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. M. R. Whisenhunt, Waynesville. Mr. Ralph E. 
Tate, Greensboro, N. C. 
JOHNSTONE, MR. KNOX, MOCKSVILLE, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Higgins, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville. 
JONES, MRS. KATE BREAZEAL, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. T. R. Clark, Asheville. 
JUSTUS, EMILY W, BROWN — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Hendersonville. 
KINGSBURY, MRS. E. C, FRANKLIN — Mrs. R .C. 
Byrd, Franklin. 



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CAMP SEASON IS SUCCESSFUL 

Following the 1970 season in which it 
was not possible to conduct any Presby- 
tery-sponsored camps, the 1971 season 
has been very satisfying to the camp 



KRICKHAN, MRS. MARY SUE, MARION, ALA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. C. Breazeale, Asheville. 

LEATHERWOOD, MR. JACK ALLEN, III, BLACK MOUN- 
TAIN — Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Furness, Jr., Enka. Mrs. 
Mary Dunlap Lansing, Black Mountain. 

LeVALLY, MR. JOHN, PiSGAH FOREST — Mr. & Mrs. 
Everett R. Gibbs, Asheville. 

LOLLIS, MR. BENJAMIN, BRYSON CITY — Circle No. 3 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church. Asheville. 

MARTIN, MRS. ADDiE LOU, MIAMI, FLA. — Mr. & Mrs. Council of Presbytery's Christian Educa^ 

Wayne Garren, Hendersonville. ^- /-. •. ' 

McCUAN, MRS. DELIA, EQUALITY, ILL. — Mr. & Mrs. llOn l^OmmitteC. 

T. R. Clark, Asheville. 
McDERMOTT, MR. THOMAS F., ASHEVILLE — Miss 

Ruth Davis, Asheville. 
McGUIRE, MRS. W. B., FRANKLIN — Mrs. R. C. Byrd, 

Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
MclNTIRE, MISS JANE, ASHEVILLE — Miss Conyers 

Siuder, Asheville. 
MEADOWS, MR. T. B., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. George C. Klick, Hendersonville. 
MILLER, MR. FRANCES L., HATTIESBURG, MISS. — 

Mrs. Kenneth G. Bartels, Hendersonville. 
MILLER, MR. FRED, COIN, IOWA — Mrs. Ralph S. 

Crawford, Hendersonville. 
MORGAN, MR. GEORGE, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. J. 

Everett Scroggs, Mr. Harry N. Matthews, Canton. 
NEVENS, MR. C. R., REMSEN, N. Y. — Mr. & Mrs. 

R. J. Nilis, Hendersonville. 
PEEK, MR. RILEY, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Henry Garner, Waynesville. 
PORTER, MRS. J. A. — Mrs. Coulter D. Huyler, Ojai, 

Calif. 



Five camps were held this summer 
with a total attendance of about sixty, 
not including permanent and volunteer 
staff members. Two camps were held 
for Junior age young people and one 
each for families. Pioneers, and a work 
camp for Senior young people. Attend- 
ance at the Pioneer camp and at one of 
the Junior camps was encouraging, but 
attendances at the other three camps : 
were quite small. j 

One very encouraging feature of all ! 
the camps this year, including those' 
SALLEY, MRS. MARY EVELYN, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & which wcre poorly attended, was that 

Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 
SHILLINGLAW, MR. H. TRACY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. Thomas Furness, Jr., Enka. 
SMITH, THE REV. & MRS. TED, SR., DENVER, N. 0. — 

Mrs. R. C. Byrd, Franklin. 
SMITHSON, MR. N. DOAK, ASHEVILLE — Miss Ruth 

Davis, Asheville. 
SURSAVAGE, MRS. RUTH, ANDREWS, N. 0. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Phil Brintnall, Bryson City. Mr. & Mrs. Harry 

Reeves, Mrs. Wayne Battle, Mr. & Mrs. V. Frank 

Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Sam W. Jones, Andrews. 
WALLIN, MRS. HUGH EDWARD, MARSHALL, N. 0. — 

Dr. & Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 
WOOLLCOTT, MR. PHILIP, ASHEVILLE — Gen. & Mrs. 

John C. Arrowsmlth, Mrs. Allen Williamson, Mrs. Joan 

P. Watkins, Price/McNabb Advertising Agency, Inc., 

Mr. & Mrs. John C. Cheesborough, Mr. & Mrs. Z. B. 

Robinson, Mr. E. Wayne Drake, Jr., Mr. Charles C. 

Bridgers, First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Mr. & Mrs. 

Harmon Lee, Mrs. Evelyn C. Thorn, Mrs. Perry C. 

Tomlin & Family, Mr. Robertson L. Miller, Mrs. 

Theodore B. Sumner, Mrs. Burnley Weaver, Mr. E. C. 

Coleman, Mr. Otis B. Kempson, Jr., Wachovia Insur- 
ance Agency, Inc., M. B. Haynes Electric Corpora- 
tion, Chris Moutos, Asheville Citizen-Times Publish- 
ing Company, Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Mr. 

Francis J. Heazel, Mr. John D. Earle, Mrs. William 

Gage Brady, Jr., Mr. Robert H. Davis, Mr. J. A. Patia, 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



each was well staffed with adult leaders. 
In every case a carefully planned pro- 
gram was conducted. 

Even though it was necessary for Pres- 
bytery to provide a substantial subsidy 
for the camps which had small enroll- 
ments, the whole program was operated 
quite economically, due in large part to 
the efficient management of the kitchen 
under the direction of Mrs. Robert 
Hodges and Mrs. C. J. Gorman. 

The six spacious, dry cabins provided 
by individual churches and by the com- 
mittee made the camping experience 
much more pleasant for the campers, 
especially in view of an unusually rainy 
summer. 

The camp facility is available for use 

Mr. Karl H. Straus, Mr. William C. Moore, Mr. Robert Ky local rhnrrhp<; anri o-rr>iin<: fVirr.iio-TTmif 
J. Robinson, Officers and Staff Employees of The "/ ^'^'^'^^ cuurcnes ana groups tnrougnout 

- the remamder of the summer and the 
fall. The committee is pleased when the 
camp is used. Those desiring to make 
reservations should contact the Rev. 
Richard Shelor, Box 66, Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 



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Bank of Asheville, Dr. & Mrs. R. Alexander White, 
Mr. Frank Coxe, Mr. & Mrs. Weldon Williamson, Bllt- 
more Industries, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Silas G. Bernard, 
Mrs. Robin Phillips, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner 
& Smith, Inc., Shipleys, Inc., Asheville. Miss Louise 
Hutchison, Mrs. James W. Gibbon, Mrs. B. D. Scott, 
Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Anderson, Officers & Directors of 
Interstate Securities Corporation, The Pender Family, 
Pyramid Life Insurancp Company. Mrs. Parks H. 
Daitor, Sr., Charlotte, i^. C. Mr. Thomas P. Harri- 
son, Candler, Mrs. Alice G. Shuforri, Hickory, fi. C. 
Mr. & Mrs. 7^'or:.^ C. Boushall, Richmond, Va. First' 
National Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. J. H. 
Smith, Lauderdale By The Sos Fla. Dr. & Mrs. i 
C. M. Hatchett, Fletcher M, ■> Mrs S F. McCarthy, 
Evansville, Ind. 




since: 1910 



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Volume LXII September, 1971 No. 9 

APPALACHIA ASKS ASSEMBLY 
TO ALTER PLAN FOR SYNODS 

The Synod of Appalachia has asked 
the General Assembly of the Presbyte- 
rian Church, U. S. to reconsider its plan 
for restructuring the synods which would 
have had the effect of abolishing Appa- 
lachia. 

A called meeting of the mountain syn- 
od was held at First Presbyterian 
Church, Johnson City, Tennessee, on 
Tuesday, September 7. The action to 
make the specal request to the next meet- 
ing of the General Assembly came 
through the adoption of a resolution 
presented by the Rev. John C. Neville, 
Jr., pastor of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville. The resolution was 
adopted by a standing vote which was 
not counted but which appeared to be 
overwhelming. 

Another motion, offered by Dr. Ben 
Brown, Executive Secretary of Abingdon 
Presbytery, asked that whatever restruc- 
turing action was taken that the Virginia 
counties now comprising Abingdon Pres- 
bytery not be divided and placed in sep- 

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WAYNESVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



"The Presbyterian Church of Waynes- 
ville was organized by Rev. Alfred J. 
Morrison, Evangelist of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery, assisted by Rev. D. F. Towles, 
on the twenty-seventh day of November 
1875." 

James Parks and Jeremiah Ratcliff 
were elected ruling elders. Mr. Parks, 
having been ordained previously in the 
Providence Church in Mecklenburg 
County, was installed. Mr. Ratcliff was 
ordained by the Evangelist and then in- 
stalled. 

The following persons were enrolled 
as members of the newly organized 
church: James Parks, Jeremiah Ratcliff, 
Mrs. Ruth Owenby, Mrs. Harriett E. 
Francis, Mrs. Helen Brown, Mrs. E. M. 
Wallace, Captain Julius F. Allison, and 
his wife, Mrs. M. F. Allison. 

"With very little attention on the part 
of Presbytery, this little band of members 
grew to 23, and these, with the help 
of generous friends, erected a church 
building on a lot provided to this con- 
gregation by Col. R. G. A. Love." The 
building, planned by Mr. E. M. Clayton, 
was completed in 1882 and was dedicat- 
ed for the worship of God in June of 
that same year by Rev. A. W. Miller, 
D.D. of Charlotte, N. C. The building 
with its furniture cost approximately 



12100. The following year a lot adjoin- 
ing the church property was purchased 
and a manse was built on it at a cost 
of $1200. 

From the time of its organization un 
til the new building was erected. Rev. 
D. F. Towle served the congregation as 
minister, holding services in the Meth 
odist Church. It is claimed that Mr. 
Towle's daughter. Miss Jennie Towle, 
took the first step toward establishing 
a Presbyterian Home for Children when 
she gathered to herself a few destitute, 
homeless mountain children and cared 
for them as best she could until they 
were provided for elsewhere. 

In 1882 the church was placed in the 
charge of Rev. William E. Mcllwain. 
Evangelist of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
Dr. Mcllwain was recognized wherevei 
he served as a very effective organizer 
and as an able scholar. His retirement 
years were spent in Pensacola, Florida, 
where the Mcllwain Memorial Presby- 
terian Church was named in his honor. 

Between the years 1886 and 1941 fif- 
teen ministers served as pastors of the 
Waynesville congregation. Obviously, 
many of these were involved with the 
church only briefly. 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. HOYT Evans, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, superintendent 

40 CHURCH STREET. ASHEVILLE. N. C. R.F.D. I, BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Tel. asheville, 252-3061 



Tel. Swannanoa. 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
sha-MT, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
vilie, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 
1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. Rufus Summerrow, 

Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
minster 



Mary Evans, West- 



Tad Boggs, 



VICE-MODERATOR 

Asheville First 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Beth Lamb, Ashe- 
ville First 

REGISTRAR Sam Thielman, Mon- 

treat 

HISTORIAN — Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 
ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Steve Par- 

ham Hendersonville First, Steve 

Coston Swannanoa, Emily David- 
son Swannanoa, Ellen Branberg 

Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Mrs. 
Charles Massey. 



DEATH TAKES REV. HODGKIN 

After suffering an apparent heart at- 
tack on Friday, Avigust 20, the Rev. W. 
L. Hodgkin died in an Asheville hos- 
pital on Saturday morning, August 21. 

Mr. Hodgkin retired from the active 
pastorate at the end of December 1970, 
having served the Mills River Presbyte- 
rian Church for ten years. He and Mrs. 
Hodgkin had made their retirement 
liome in Bee Tree Forest in the Swan- 
nanoa area. 

Funeral services were held at the Mills 
River Church, being conducted by the 
Rev. James L. Jackson and the Rev. 
James J. Therrell, pastor of the church. 
Burial was in the cliurch cemetery. 

Mr. Hodgkin was a graduate of David- 
son College and Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia. He had been very 
active in the life of the presbytery, and 
was serving on the Church Extension 
Committee at the time of his death. 



M-A COLLEGE PROVIDES 

BIBLE COURSE 

FOR PRESBYTERY WOMEN 

Montreat-Anderson College, in co- 
operation with the Women of the 
Church in Asheville Presbytery, will of- 
fer a six week study course on the book 
of Isaiah. Those attending wlio register 
for credit can receive one hour academic 
credit from Montreat-Anderson College. 
Those not desiring to earn credit may 
enroll in an audit status. A ten dollar 
charge will be levied for the course. 

Dr. John Newton, head of the Bible 
department, will teach the course at Mal- 
vern Hills Presbyterian Church, begin- 
ning October 7 at 7 P. M. The class will 
meet for two hours each Thursday for 
six weeks and will be open to all who 
register at the first two meetings. 

The course is especially designed to 
assist Presbyterian women in their desig- 
nated study of Isaiair for 1971-72, but 
other interested people are invited to en- 
roll. 



APPALACHIA From Page One 

arate synods. This motion was adopted 
unanimously. 

The plan adopted by the 1971 Gener- 
al Assembly calls for reducing the num- 
ber of snyods from fifteen to seven and 
divides the Presbytery of Abingdon be- 
tween Synod "A" (Virginia and West 
Virginia) and Synod "C" (Tennessee 
and Kentucky) . 

The specific wording of the request in 
the Neville resolution is as follows: "The 
Synod of Ap2:)alachia respectfully requests 
the 112th General Assembly to review 
the action of the 111th Assembly in 
changing the boundaries of the synods, 
and to suspend further implementation 
of that action as it affects this synod, 
pending further study." 



WOMEN OF ASHEVILLE 

PRESBYTERY 1971 BIRTHDAY 

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Andrews | 42.00 

Arden _. 6.00 

Asheville 1st 349.30 

Bethel 50.00 

Black Mountain — 308.75 

Brevard-Davidson River — - 165.29 

Britains Cove 

Bryson City 58.50 

Canton 115.37 

Cullowhee 25.00 

Dillingham 15.00 

Etowah 8.70 

Franklin 55.0n 

Friendship 41.7r( 

Grace Covenant 114.50 

Hayesville lO.OO 

Hazelwood 51.00 

Hendersonville 1st. ____ 366.40 

Highlands 40.00 

Kenilworth . ,_ 192.05 

Lakey Gap 

Malvern Hills 68.29 

Mills River 110.55 

Montreal 537.50 

Murphy 21.00 

Oak Forest 152.78 

Riceville - -- 25.00 

Swannanoa - 

Sylva 88.42 

Trinity (HDVL) 157.09 

Waynesville 61.75 

Weaverville 1,141.00 

West Asheville -~ 91.00 

Westminster 73.25 



TOTAL — $ 4,542.24 

GRACE COVENANT CALLS 
McKELL AS ASSISTANT 

Mr. Dicks McKell, of Johnson City, 
Tennessee and a graduate of Emory 
and Henry College and Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary, has been called by the 
Session of the Grace Covenant Church in 
Asheville to the position of Assistant 
Minister. 

Mr. McKell has begun his duties and 
expects to be examined for ordination 
at the Fall Meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 
THROUGH AUGUST 

Contributions received by Presbytery's 
Treasurer for budgeted benevolences 
througli August have amounted to 
$131,412.66 against budgeted needs of 
•1173,970.00. Supplemental offerings for 
the Presbyterian Home and the Joy Gift, 
which are yet to be received this year, 
will help close the gap, but there is still 
need for contributions from the churches 
to be increased in order for the budget 
to be met. 



September, 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORE 



Page Tliree 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Miss Bettye Fore and Jack Guthrie 
were united in marriage Saturday, Sept- 
ember, 18 in the Parlor at The Presby- 
terian Home. The beautiful ceremony 
was conducted by the Rev. Leroy Secrest 
of the First Church of Asheville. Miss 
Fore had as her only attendent the sister 
of the groom. Don McKenzie served as 
best man for the groom. A reception 
followed at the Swannanoa Club House 
with Melaine Hyatt and Barbara Revis 
of the Home serving. Their honeymoon 
will be spent in Florida. 
Jack entered the Home in 1954. He 
graduated from Owen High, attended 
Central Piedmont College for two years 
and then graduated from Great Com- 
monwealth University in Richmond with 
a Degree in Advertising and Design. He 
is now Manager of the Advertising Di- 
vision of Lane Furniture of Richmond, 
Virginia. The couple will make their 
home in Lynchburg, Virginia. 
Sandra Laughter, a '71 graduate of 
Owen High, received a $600.00 Scholar- 
ship from the James G. K. McClure 
Foundation for her studies at Lees- 
McRae College in Banner Elk. Sandra 
was a member of the Beta Club at Owen 
and was active in a number of other 
clubs. We are very proud of Sandra for 
this fine honor that she has received. 
The little football teams, the Mites and 
Midgets Colts, are hard at work getting 
ready for the first game of the year. The 
Mite team is undefeated for over four 
years and the Midgets have lost only a 
few. We are looking for another fine year' 
from both teams. Bobby Ferguson and 
Gary Adams, former Colts, are now on 
the Varsity team at Owen. Keith Thomas 
is doing an outstanding job for the 
freshman team this year. 
The boys and girls have finished a very 
pleasant and enjoyable summer. Our 
garden this year was one of the best we 
have had in a number of years. The 
girls have worked hard filling the freezers 
getting ready for the winter. Many of 
our friends bragged on our tomatoes as 
the finest tliat they saw all year. 
We are proud to announce that Cecil 
and Beth Caldwell are now the parents 
of a beautiful baby girl born September 
9th at Memorial Mission Hospital in 
Asheville. Julia Ann weighed in at five 
pounds eleven ounces. Cecil coaches at 
Owen High, and this summer Beth was 
a great help to us while we were short 
of staff. 



"NO DEPOSIT - NO RETURN" 

They are rather convenient and I 
guess they have- some advantages, though 
they are somewhat colorless. And then 
too, they present a pollution and litter- 
ing problem. Embossed on them are the 
words "NO DEPOSIT — NO RE- 
TURN". You know how it used to be 
carrying bottles back to the store to ex- 
change for full ones, or else paying a 
deposit if you didn't have empties. But 
now it's "No deposit — no return". You 
put nothing down and you take nothing 
back. 

There is something of a principle in- 
terwoven into the fabric of life that 
keeps coming to my mind. It may be 
stated in this way: "If we do not 'de- 
posit' (make an investment in some- 
tliing) we won't get anything truly 
meaningful in return." i.e. If you don't 
put something into a thing, you won't 
get anything out of it. 



OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 


12 


Jenny Clark 


11 


26 


Theida Edwards 


11 


26 


Theo Edwards 


11 



Now think of this in terms of the 
Christian life and the church. Why do 
many people view the church as being 
irrelevant and ineffective these days? 
M^hy are so many people critical of the 
church? Why do many people feel so 
little satisfaction and sense of achieve- 
ment in their Christian experience? Can 
it be the principle of NO DEPOSIT - 
NO RETURN? 

From a sermon preached 

August 8, 1971 by the 

Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson 

SEMINAR ON MISSIONS 
PLANNED OT. 24, 31 

Explaining how to focus congrega- 
tional attention on the cause of World 
missions will be the purpose of two 
seminars sponsored by the Asheville 
Presbytery world missions committee in 
October. One is scheduled at the Oak 
Forest church Oct. 24 and another at the 
Bryson City church Oct. 31. 

All who are interested in promoting 
worldwide Christian witness will be wel- 
come, but pastors, chairmen of sessional 
committees witli overseas responsibilities, 
Christian education leaders and women's 
mission chairmen are being especially 
urged to attend. The 3 to 5 p.m. pro- 
grams will include reviews of study ma- 
terials, discussions of financial oppor- 
tunities, and informal visits with Mr. 
and Mrs. J. Olin Coleman, missionaries 
to Brazil now on furlough. 

PRESBYTERY TO MEET 

OCTOBER 23 

AT BLACK MOUNTAIN CHURCH 

The Fall Meeting of Asheville Presby- 
tery is scheduled to be held Saturday, 
October 23, at the Black Mountain Pres- 
byterian Church. 

The Rev. James L. Lyons, pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church, Swannanoa, 
is Moderator. 



SYNOD "B" CONVENOR 
ASSEMBLES PLANNING GROUP 

The Rev. E. Lee Stoffel of Charlotte, 
Convenor of Synod "B" under the plan 
for restructuring the synods of the 
Presbyterian Church, has named a plan- 
ning committee to make arrangements 
for the new body to meet in convention, 
hopefully before the first of 1972. 

Asked to serve on the committee from 
the western area of North Carolina were 
the Rev. James Murray of Banner Elk, 
and the Revs. Allen Gardner and Hoyt 
Evans of Asheville. 

The first meeting of the committee 
was held in Charlotte on September 7. 
Due to the fact that the Synod of Ap- 
palachia had been called to meet in 
Johnson City on that day, the ministers 
from the Appalachia area were unable 
to attend. They did, however, confer 
with Dr. Stoffel and Mr. Vernol R. 
Jansen, Temporary Clerk of Synod "B", 
on September 17. 

Other members of the committee are 
the following ministers: J. M. Walker, 
David Burr, J. V. C. Summerell, Edwin 
Pickard, Warner Hall, Wallace Alston, 
Jr., and Whitner Kennedy. 



WAYNESVILLE From Page One 

During the pastorate of the Rev. 
Charles A. Campbell, D.D. (1904-08) a 
beautiful new sanctuary was built which 
is pictured above and. still serves the 
needs of the congregation most accept- 
ably. At the time of its erection and for 
many years afterward this was consid- 
ered one of the finest buildings in the 
Presbytery. 

The Rev. S. R. Crockett was pastor at 
Waynesville from 1921 to 1929, this be- 
ing the church's longest pastorate to that 
time. Mr. Crockett was pastor of the 
Hazelwood congregation at two differ- 
ent periods, one of them being at the 
time of his death. He also served as Su- 
perintendent of the Maxwell School 
which was sponsored by Presbytery and 
located near Franklin. 

In 1941 the Rev. Malcolm R. William- 
son began what was to be Waynesville's 
longest pastorate. He resigned in 1954 
to accept the call of the Tenth Avenue 
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. While 
at Waynesville Mr. Williamson was very 
active in the life of Asheville Presbytery, 
serving for many years as a Stated Clerk. 

More recent pastors of the Waynesville 
chvuxh have been the Rev. Calvin Thiel- 
man, D.D. (1955-59), the Rev. Wayne 
Aughinbaugh (1960-64) , and the Rev. 
Bill WilHams (1965-71) . 

At present Dr. John T. Newton, pro- 
fessor of Bible at Montreat-Anderson 
College is serving the church as interim 
supply minister. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1971 



Jfirmorial (Stfts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



BOSHER MRS. LEWIS — Mr. & Mrs. Ellery R. Baxter, 

'T'Vsheviile. . 

BIIADLEY, MR. WALTER J., POTTSTOWN, PA. — Martha 
Webb, Weaverville. 

jRANDON, MRS. RACHEL K., MT. OLIVE, N. C. — 
Mrs. T. R. Everett, Asheville. 

BROMLEY, MRS. LEONORA, ASHEVILLE — The K. D, 

^Butson Family, Asheville. 

BROWN, MRS. MARY AMMONS, WEAVERVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. Wendell McDevitt, Mrs. John C. McDowell, 
Mrs. Carl Sawyer, Miss Martha Lee Sawyer, Mr. & 
Mrs. W. D. Hicl^ey, Weaverville. 

:OGDILL, MRS. JEAN K., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Dempsey, Jr. & Family, Asheville. 

:;ORKILL, MR. W. M., ASHEVILLE — Circle No. 3 of 
First Church, Asheville. 

OOVER, MRS. WILLIAM GILES, ANDREWS — Mr. & 
Mrs. Early Lee, Asheville. 

DELAND, MRS. CORA, MIAMI, FLA. — The Hugh Lamb 
Family, Asheville. 

DILLARD, MR. JAMES C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. Ellery R. 
Baxter, Asheville. 

DOBBINS, MRS. CARL B., WEAVERVILLE — Men's 
Bible Class of First Church, Weaverville. 

DOWNS, MR. JOHN L., DOUGLAS, WYOMING — Mr. 
& Mrs, Arnold Phillips, Asheville. 

DRAKE, MRS. LOUISE, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Clarence E. Egeler, Mr. & Mrs. Don Erickson, 
Hendersonville. 

DUKES, MR. EDWARD, ASHEVILLE — Kupples Klub Of 
First Church, Asheville. 

DUNN, MR. ALBERT C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. J. J. 
Stone, Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Mr. & Mrs. Craw- 
ford Pearson, Dr. & Mrs. H. H. Summerlln, Jr., Mr. 
& Mrs. Frank J. Lhota, Asheville. 

FLETCHER, MR. W. E., LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — The 
Hugh Lamb Family, Asheville. 

FOWLER, MR. THOMAS M., SPARTANBURG, 8. 0. — 
The Rev. and Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 

FRIERSON, DR. E. O., EASLEY, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry F. Williams, Hendersonville. 

GARRETT, MRS. R. U., SR., SYLVA — Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
D. Hooper, Sylva. 

GUFFIN, MISS ALICE, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Mrs. 
Florence I. Ryan, Asheville. 

HAWKINS, MR. ROBERT M., SR., CLYDE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Don C. Scroggs, Canton. 

HENDRIX, MR, HENRY, LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

HENDRIX, MRS. O. L., JOHNSON CITY, TENN. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. U. S. Hessler, Mr. 
& Mrs. Blair Miller, Canton. 

HODGES, MR. PHILLIP, JR., COLUMBIA, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. George Klick, Hendersonville. 

HODGKIN, THE REV. W. L., SWANNANOA — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Klick, The Wayne Brown Family, Hen- 
dersonville. Dr. B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Albert F. Kimzey, Arden. The Milton Presby- 
terian Church, Milton, N. C. 

HOOPER, MR, FERRY, CANTON — Mr, & Mrs. H. R. 
Hogan and Hannah, Canton. 

HOOPER, MR. O. W., SR„ ROBBINSVILLE, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Fred D. Hooper, Sylva. 

HORTON, MRS. RUBY, NEW YORK, N, Y, — Mrs. 
Virginia D. Irvin, Hendersonville. 

HUNTER, MRS. T. D., SR., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles A. Allen, The Session of First Church, Mr. 
& Mrs. Wyly G. Campbell, Dr. & Mrs, James D. Lutz, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Mrs. James Harberson, 
Mrs. Mildred Powel Singley, Dr. & Mrs. D. I. Camp- 
bell King, Hendersonville. The Session of Grace 
.Covenant Church, Mr. & Mrs, Ralph H. Schwarykopf, 
' Employees of Parkland Chevrolet Company, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ralph C. Henson, Mr. George W. Craig, Mr. & 
Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Robinson, 
Asheville. Mrs, Richard M, Arnold, Atlanta, Ga, 
Mrs. J. Frank Hunter, Mrs. Ethel Baker, Roanoke, 
Va. Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Miller, Greensboro, N. 0. Mrs. 
Marshall H, Roberts, Mrs, Ralph S. Munger, Fletcher. 

JOHNSON, MR. ROBERT L., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 



D. F. Stoneback, Brevard. 
KAY, MR. WILLIAM JACOB, BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 

James Wagoner, Brevard. 
KEIFER, MRS. CORA, DETROIT, MICH. — Mrs. Ralph 

S. Crawford, Hendersonville, 
KILGORE, MRS. JIM, BREVARD — Dr. & Mrs. C. L. 

Newland, Brevard. Mrs. Richard Moore, Pisgah 

Forest. 
KILGORE, MRS. ROBERTA MAE, FLETCHER — • Miss 

Carolyn Kimzey, Horse Shoe. 
LAWRENCE, MR. S. BRIGHTON, LANCASTER, PA. — 

Miss Mary Dunn, Hyattsville, Md. 
LAYMAN, MRS. MAUDE, ASHEVILLE ~ Mrs. Louise T. 

Crowell, Roxsboro, N. C. 
LEWIS, MISS KATE W., GREENVILLE, N. 0. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Walker M. Millner, Brevard. 
LUNDSTROM, MR. SCOTT, NOGALES, ARIZ. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 
McALHANEY, MRS. LILLIAN, BRYSON CITY — Mr. & 

Mrs. Cecil Plott, Bryson City. 
MCDOWELL, MISS HAMILTON, ASHEVILLE — Miss 

Alice A. Petersen, Alexandria, Va. 

McGregor, mrs. roy, raleigh, n. c. — Mrs. R. e. 

Langhans, Hendersonville. 

MclNTlRE, MISS JANE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Audley 
Washington, Mr. R. Stanford Webb, Asheville. 

Mckenzie, MR. TOM, asheville — Mrs. W. McCoy 
Corkill, Asheville. 

MEADOWS, MR. T. B., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Alfred P. Goodwin, Hendersonville. 

MOFFATT, MR. CHARLES L., CLEVELAND, TENN. — 
Dr. & Mrs. N. A. Thorne, Dr. C. C. Belcher, Dr. E. L. 
Shook, Jr., Dr, W. O. Brazil, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. John A. 
McLeod, Jr., Dr. E. W. Lyda, Mr. Augustus R. Morris, 
Asheville. Marsha G. Stafford, Black Mountain. 

MURDOCK, MR. RICHARD, HORSE SHOE — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Klick, The Wayne Brown Family, Hender- 
sonville. 

NEVILLE, MRS. JOHN C, MONTREAT — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles C. Watson, Sr., Montgomery, Ala. 

NICKLES, MRS. HESSIE, HODGES, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bruce B. Swanson, Hendersonville. 

OWENBY, MRS. BERNICE, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. Gardner J. Calvin, Canton. 

OWENS, MRS, MABLE, GREENSBORO, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

PARKER, MR. CHARLES, WEAVERVILLE — Men's Bible 
Class of First Church, Weaverville. 

REABEN, MR. J. HALL, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs, Henry Marriotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Joe 
O. Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Hender- 
sonville. 

RICE, MISS NANCY, MEMPHIS, TENN. — The Bob Hall 
Sunday School Class of The Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesvllle. 

ROBERTS, MRS. MARY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert A. Hughes, Candler. 

ROBERTSON, MR. ALLAN S. — Mrs. Walter B. Burgess, 
Black Mountain. 

ROLLINS, MR. GEORGE E., NEWPORT, N. H. — Mr. 
& Mrs, Fred Pardue, Canton, 

SAUNDERS, MR. FLOYD, ETOWAH — Mr. & Mrs. Rich- 
ard Gordon, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Duncan, Etowah. 

SAWYER, MR. GREGG, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mrs. Carl 
Sawyer & Children, Weaverville. Dr. & Mrs. Charles 
A. Mobley, Orangeburg, S. C. 

SCHWARTZ, DR, W. SPENCER, ASHEVILLE — Dr. & 
Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 

SHILLINGLAW, MR. H. T., ASHEVILLE — The Hugh 
Lamb Family, Asheville. 

SHOPE, MRS. RACHEL, WEAVERVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

SMITH, MRS. H. A., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Louise T. 
Crowell, Roxsboro, N. C. 

STECKLE, MR. ABRAM M., VALDOSTA, GA. — Women 
of The Church and Circle No. 3 of The Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. 

STREETMAN, MRS. BEULAH SMITH, MARION, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mrs, Sally P. Stokes, 
Hendersonville. Miss Mary Alice Baird, Asheville. 

SURSAVAGE, MRS. RUTH RUSSELL, ANDREWS — Mr. 
& Mrs. John C. White, Huntsville, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles D. Woodard, Jr., Sylva. Mr. & Mrs, Frank 
Maennle and Children, The John S. Roddas, John 
David and Susan, Andrews. Mrs, Lenora M. Young, 
Etowah. Mrs. James E. Halpin, Clemson, S. C. 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Murphy. The 
Norman Kirkland Family, Bamberg, S. C. 

TANNER, MRS. HELEN WEAVER, RUTHERFORDTON, 
N, C. — Mrs, J. Fred Osborne, Miss Josephine Os- 
borne, Weaverville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Floivers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Ashevilie, N. C. 

{Acknowledgement cards will he mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



KING COLLEGE TO 
ENTERTAIN YOUTH 

The Development Committee of the 
Trustees of King College is making a 
special effort to communicate to the 
Synod of Appalachia the story of King 
College. 

The Committee in Asheville Presby- 
tery, composed of Mr. E. G. Roberts, the 
Rev. Harold Borchert, the Rev. Robert 
S. Busey, the Rev. Archie L. McNair, 
and the Rev. Paul F. Warren, has ar- 
ranged a supper meeting for the Senior 
High Young People of the Presbytery at 
Grace Covenant Church on Sunday after- 
noon, October 3. The meeting will be- 
gin at 5:30 and should be concluded by 
7 o'clock. 

Every church is vuged to send a dele- 
gation to the supper and is requested to 
notify Mr. Busey as to how many expect 
to attend. 

PRESBYTERY MEN 

TO MEET OCTOBER 21 

The Fall Rally of the Men of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery is to be held Thursday, 
October 21 at the Presbyterian Home 
for Children near Black Mountain. The 
traditional barbecued chicken supper 
will be served, beginning at six o'clock. 

Mr. Tip Sawyer, of the Riceville 
Church and President of the organiza- 
tion, has announced that the speaker 
for the Rally will be Mr. Jule Spach 
who is Candidate Secretary for the Board 
of World Missions. 



TEAGUE, MR. RAPE B., FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs.] 

Ronald Gentry, Candler. 
TRUESDAIL, MRS. EMMALUO DUDLEY, BREVARD — 

Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Newland, Coleman Tire Company, 

Inc., Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Albert P. Kriek, Mr. & 

Mrs. Phillip C. Brownell, Asheville. 
ULMER, MRS. BOSWELL R., JR., WALTERBORO, S. 0. 

— Primary Department of First Church, Mrs. Mildred 
Powel Singley, Hendersonville. 

VAN LAER, JAN A., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. 
Flatow, Asheville. 

WALTON, MISS GERTRUDE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. G. C. 
Varner, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Gustafson, Mrs. A. J. Van 
Horn, Mrs. W. L. Callahan, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stark, 
Asheville. , 

WARNER, MR. NORMAN J. — Mr. R. Stanford Webb, 
Asheville. 

WATTS, MRS. ADA, TAYLORSVILLE, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. D. Church, Women of The Bethel Presby- 
terian Church, Canton. 

WHITAKER, MRS. C. B., BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. C. H. Bolton, Alice Slagle, Mr. & Mrs. 
George M. Slagle, Mr. & Mrs. B. L. McGlamery, Adult 
Sunday School Class No. 3 of The Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. 

WILKIE, MRS. JEANETTE, SPRING LAKE, N. C. — 
Bread of Life Bible Class of First Church, Swannanoa. 

WILLIAMS, MRS. SUE BLACK, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Miss June Scroggs, Miss Ann D. Hardin, 
Mrs. Pearl Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. Harry N. 
Matthews, The Emma McNair Bible Class of The 
Presbyterian Church, Women of The Presbyterian 
Church, Canton, Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Mrs. 
Minnie Williams, Mrs. Effle Williams, Lake Junaluska, 
N. C. 

WILLIAMSON, MRS. ALMA MATTHEWS, ATHENS, GA. 

— Mr. Harry N. Matthews, Canton. 

WILSON, MR. FRANCIS MARION, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 

G. C. Varner, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Gustafson, Mrs. A. J. 

Van Horn, Mrs. W. L. Callahan, Mr. & Mrs. Paul 

Stsrk Ashsvill© 
WOOLLCOTT, MR. PHILLIP. ASHEVILLE — Circle No. 

3 of First Church, Mrs. F. L. Worcester, Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert M. Wenlge, C. Bailey, Mr. David C. Bailey, Mr. 

R. Stanford Webb, Mr. Robert S. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank M. Weaver, Mr. & Mrs. John Moon, Mr. George 

W. Craig, Asheville. Mrs. John Tillett, Charlotte, N. 

C. Mr. & Mrs, John Curtis Youngblood, Sr., Arden. 

Mr. Daniel F. McCarthy, Sr., Evansvllle, Ind. Mrs. 

J. W. S. Gilchrist, Richmond, Va. Mrs. P. R. Smith, 

Wilmington, N, C. 
WOMACK, MRS. W. GEORGE, SYLVA — Mr. W. G. 

Womack, Sylva. 
YOW, MRS. A. B., SWANNANOA — Mr. & Mrs. F. R. 

Donoho, Asheville. 




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Volume LXII October. 1971 No. 10 

PRESBYTERY MEETS 
AT BLACK MOUNTAIN 

Asheville Presbytery held its Fall Meet- 
ing at the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, Saturday, October 23. The body 
transacted the following business: 

— Heard a sermon by Mr. Dicks Mc- 
Kell, assistant minister elect of the Grace 
Covenant Presbyterian Church, and par- 
ticipated in a Communion service led 
by the Revs. Richard Curnow and Kemp 
Hobson. 

— Heard a report and was led in 
prayer for missionaries by the Rev. 
Walter Baldwin, a member of Presby- 
tery and Missionary to Japan. 

—Adopted a memorial to the Rev. 
W. L. Hodgkin presented by the Rev. 
James L. Jackson. 

— Approved the examination for ordi- 
nation of Mr. Dicks McKell and ap- 
pointed a commission to ordain him at 
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on 
the evening of November 7. 

— Took action on proposed amend- 
ments to the Book of Church Order, ap- 
proving 13 and disapproving 3. 

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Riceville Presbyterian Church 

THE SPIRIT OF '76! 



1976, that is! That is the year the 
Riceville Presbyterian Church will cele- 
brate it's one hundredth anniversary. 
Looking forward to that event, the 
church is projecting a five-year plan for 
advancement in membership and in ad- 
ditional facilities, including a Fellow- 
ship Hall, kitchen, classrooms, wash- 
rooms, redecorating the sanctuary and 
installation of new lighting fixtures and 
other things. 

The plans and prayers, worship and 
work, songs and service of many have 
contributed to the growth of the church 
from its establishment in the early spring 
of 1876. Following the pattern of New 
Testament Churches, and many other 
churches throughout the centuries since 
then, it was started in a house, the home 
of Sammy and Margaret Hughey. There 
a group of concerned and consecrated 
Christians of the community of Riceville 
joined together and dedicated themselves 
to the furthering of God's Kingdom 
through the establishment of a Presby- 
terian Church. They chose the name, 



"The College Hill Presbyterian Church." 
Two years later, under the leadership of 
the Rev. Alfred M. Penland, a combina- 
tion school and church was built on 
"College Hill." The school was adver- 
tised as a "college for any and all ages." 
During the week the little ones studied 
"readin', 'ritin', and 'rithmetic,' " in one 
part of the building, while older ones 
tackled Greek, Latin and other subjects 
in another part. On Sundays, the down- 
stairs room was the sanctuary where the 
Sunday School and small congregation 
learned about regeneration, redemption, 
and right living. 

A Short History of the Church tells 
that "in 1893, the Rev. Francis Fox, 
fresh out of Seminary, came as pastor. 
Through his work, a sum of money was 
raised for the purpose of constructing a 
building that would be used solely for 
the worship of God." 

During the pastorate of his successor, 
the Rev. J. Paulhemus, the lovely white 
church, which graces "the hill" on Rice- 

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Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
. Founded By asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. HOYT Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

40 CHURCH STREET. ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. I, BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 

Tel. ASHEVILLE, 252-3061 Tel. SWANNANOA, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 
326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw. Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 
1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
minster 



Mary Evans, West- 



VICE-MODERATOR — Tad Bogg», 
Asheville First 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Beth Lamb, Ashe- 
ville First 



REGISTRAR 
treat 

HISTORIAN 
ville 



- Sam Thielman, Mon- 
Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Steve Par- 
ham — Hendersonville First, Steve 
Coston Swannanoa, Emily David- 
son Swannanoa, Ellen B -anberg 

Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Mrs. 
Charles Massey. 



4000 PRESBYTERIANS 
MEET IN ATLANTA 

Atlanta's Civic Center was the scene 
of a convention of Presbyterians that was, 
in some ways, reminiscent of the conven- 
tions that were so popular in the 1940's 
and 1950's. 

There were noticible differences. The 
Atlanta gathering was for men, women, 
young people, and children. The theme 
was "Taking Christ Seriously in the 
70's", and some of the music as well as 
the drama forms and the use of multi- 
media assured an awareness that we live 
in the 1970's. 

The Thursday night keynote speaker, 
Dr. Ernest Gordon of Princeton, was 
introduced by Assembly Moderator, Ben 
L. Rose. Music for the opening program 
was provided by the choir from Char- 
lotte's Covenant Church. All congrega- 
tional singing was led by Bill Mann of 
Dallas. 

The most publicized part of the pro- 
gram was the Governor's Panel which 
was heard on Friday morning, and was 
m.oderated by former Secretary of State, 
Dean Rusk. The Governors, all Presby- 
terian elders, were Linwood Holton of 
Virginia, Robert Scott of North Caro- 
lina, John West of South Carolina and 
Reubin Askew of Florida. 

Another panel was heard on Saturday 
morning. This one was designed to 
demonstrate the diversity of viewpoint 
there is in the church at large. It seemed 
to achieve this much of its purpose. 
Comments of the panelists brought ap- 
plause from those in the audience who 
agreed with their point of view, and in 
a few instances there were audible groans 
of disfavor when there was disagreement. 
This development raised questions as to 
whether reconciliation was promoted by 
tliis part of the program. 

Three denominational colleges were 
represented in the, program of the con- 
vention. The choirs of Stillman and 
King Colleges sang programs and a 
drama group from St. Andrews Pres- 
byterian College gave a performance. 



PASTOR'S CONFERENCE 

AT BRYSON CITY 

Under the sponsorship of Presbytery's 
Committee on the Office of the Execu- 
tive Secretary and the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work a conference for 
pastors was held at the Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Octo- 
ber 26. 

Invited to attend the one-day informal 
meeting were Presbyterian pastors from 
the western counties of Asheville Presby- 
tery. 

Guest leader for this gathering was 
tlie Rev. David Parks, pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Chtirch of Weaverville. He 
was accompanied by tlie Executive Secre- 
tary of Presbytery. 



TAYLOR RETIRES 

Mr. Ralph E. Taylor, who has been 
caretaker at the Little Pisgah Ranch 
Presbytery Camp since 1967, reached re- 
tirement age in September and is no 
longer employed by the camp. 

The Christian Education Committee 
of Presbytery in its October 5 meeting 
voted its appreciation for Mr. Taylor's 
services and ordered sent to him a letter 
of thanks. 

Mr. Taylor is probably better known 
to children and young people in the 
churches of Asheville Presbytery than he 
he is to adults. Those who have been 
to "Little Pisgah" as campers know 
Ralph as the man who keeps track of 
supplies, who mows weeds and grass, 
who moves beds, who kills snakes, and 
who will take time now and then for a 
game of horse shoes. 

As Ralph and his wife Thelma begin 
their retirement life at their home on 
Garren Creek Road, they have the good 
wishes of all their friends. Since their 
home is not far from the camp, Ralph 
has hinted that he will not forget the 
people he has come to know over the 
years, that he will be looking in on the 
camp from time to time, and that he 
is ready to lend a helping hand in time 
of need. 



PRESBYTERY Fro?n Page One 

— Heard the report of the Evangelism 
Committee announcing a Prayer and 
Praise Rally to be held at the Arden 
Presbyterian Church on the 21st of 
November at 3 P.M. 

— Elected Elders Horace Adams and 
J. W. Byers to succeed themselves as 
Trustees of Montreat-Anderson College. 
Elected the Rev. Calvin Thielman and 
Elder Graham Price to represent Pres- 
bytery at General Assembly's Consulta- 
tion on the Ministry to be held at Mon- 
treat, March 2-4, 1972. Elected the Revs. 
Harold Borchert, John, Neville, Edward 
Bates, John Newton, and Dr. L Nelson 
Bell to examine and make recommenda- 
tions concerning the Study Draft of a 
New Confession of Faith. 

— Declined by a vote of 28-31 to ap- 
prove an overture from the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Swannanoa asking 
"the Presbytery of Asheville to declare its 
intention to continue its constitutional 
identity and membership within the 
Synod of Appalachia . . " 

— Chose as Moderator Nominee the 
Rev. Ed Graham, pastor of the Arden 
Presbyterian Church. 

— Voted to meet again on Tuesday, 
January 18, 1972 at the Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church of Aslieville. 

The Rev. James L. Lyons, pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church Swannanoa, 
as Moderator, presided over the meeting 
at Black Mountain. 



October, 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Sujaerintendent 

We are grateful to report that we 
closed the fiscal year, ending on Septem- 
ber 30, in the black. This was made 
possible by the faithful and consistent 
support of the churches of Presbytery 
and especially by the generous offering 
which was received at Thanksgiving last 
year. 

Good Grades at College 

Mid-term reports have been received 
on the academic progress of our 
students at Lees-McRae College, and we 
are happy to state that all of our college 
people are doing very satisfactory work. 

Little Orioles to Clemson 

Our Little Oriole Baseball team who 
were once more champions for the last 
season are being honored by a trip to 
the Clemson-North Carolina football 
game on October 30. After the ball game 
they will have a steak supper at Buck's 
Red Carpet Room in Asheville where 
trophies will be awarded. Cary Waddell 
was chosen by his teammates to receive 
the Sportsmanship Trophy. 



NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


9 


Michael 


Bates 


19 


19 


Keith Thomas 


15 


25 


Sandra 


Laughter 


19 


30 


Melanie 


Hyatt 


16 



CONSULTATION ON MINISTRY 
MARCH 2-4, 1972 

Two representatives from each pres- 
bytery (one lay and one ministerial) 
plus participants representing special in- 
terest groups will join in a consultation 
at Mon treat on March 2-4, 1972. 

The focus of the consultation will be 
"The Church's Use of Her Ordained 
Ministry." The gathering is being plan- 
ned by an ad-interim committee at the 
direction of the General Assembly. Chair- 
man of the 15 member committee is the 
Rev. Kenneth Orr of Union Theological 
Seminary. 



Contributions recived by Presbytery's 
Treasurer for budgeted benevolences 
through September have amounted to 
1151,881.30 against budgeted needs of 
$195,716.00. 



A GLIMPSE OF MONTREAT- 
ANDERSON COLLEGE— 1972 

During the academic year of 1970-71 
some very significant steps were taken 
to shape the college program for the 
decade of the seventies. First of all came 
the anticipated reaccreditation by the 
Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools. In the semester following reac- 
creditation, more students than ever be- 
fore made the Dean's List and the final 
Sunday of May saw the largest graduat- 
ing class in the history of Montreat-An- 
derson College. 

Montreal has responded to the chang- 
ing interests of our students and in the 
interests of increased learning, has in- 
troduced the systems approach to learn- 
ing in five major courses. This individ- 
ualized instruction with programmed 
materials enables students to move at 
their own pace through the subject mat- 
ter. 

In another course, economics. Dr. John 
Crawford, is seeking to confront his stu- 
dents with the Christian approach to 
personal finance. He says, 'I hojae no 
one will leave this class without having 
been exposed to the idea of the Lordship 
of Christ over all of life, including our 
pocketbooks." Dr. Crawford is the author 
of a best-selling book, A Christian and 
His Money. 

For the first time in its history, Mon- 
treal has an Academic Enrichment Pro- 
gram running concurrently with the col- 
lege year. It is early yet to appraise the 
effect of this program but it has been 
very well received by over sixty freshmen 
who constitute the first entrants to the 
program. These students have their own 
faculty and study center on campus 
which enables them to have unlimited 
personal attention and help. 

Six new faculty members have been 
added this year, each being unusually 
productive in the fields of their special- 
ties. One third of the faculty now have 
earned Doctorates. 

Newly elected Director of Develop- 
ment, Dr. R. Paul Kercher, reports that 
the college has now produced over 
$400,000 in gifts and pledges and expects 
that a minimum of $600,000 will be 
raised on or before June 1, 1972. 

During this year faculty members and 
students will continue to work together 
to shape the academic role and Christian 
Mission of the college. New programs 
and courses are in the offering and we 
have started this new decade in the his- 
tory of our institution with great optim- 
ism. 

RICEVILLE From Page One 

ville Road, was constructed in 1895. 

The longest pastorate was that of the 
Rev. Wesley Hyde, who came in 1922 
and served for 27 years. During his years, 
in 1948, the Sunday School rooms were 
added. From its humble beginning, the 
church was growing in influence and 
service. 



PRESBYTERIAN MEN 
HEAR JULE SPACH 

The Men of Asheville Presbytery, 
meeting in their Fall Rally on October 
21 ate the traditional meal of barbecued 
chicken at the traditional location, the 
Presbyterian Home for Children. 

Featured speaker for the event was 
Dr. Jule Spach, recently appointed Can- 
didate Secretary for the Board of World 
Missions. Dr. Spach sounded an optim- 
istic note in his address, calling attention 
to indications of vitality especially in 
Congo and Brazil. 

Tip Sawyer of the Riceville Church 
presided over the meeting and an- 
nounced that the Spring Rally would 
be held either in April or May at Pres- 
bytery Camp. 

The attendance award was won by the 
Westminster Church of Asheville. 



In 1952, Mr. Keith Mitchell, also fresh 
out of seminary, was ordained and in- 
stalled as the first full-time pastor. Dur- 
ing his ministry, the church became self- 
supporting and the present manse was 
completed and the name of the church 
was officially changed from "The Col- 
lege Hill Presbyterian Church" to "The 
Riceville Presbyterian Church." 

In 1967, the church was dismissed, 
without financial compensation, by the 
Holston Presbytery, United Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S.A., to the Asheville 
Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in the 
United States. Mr. Richard Dye, anoth- 
er young preacher fresh out of seminary, 
was ordained and installed as pastor by 
the Asheville Presbytery, in July, 1968. 
In 1970, he responded to the call to do 
missionary work in Mexico. 

The present pastor, the Rev. Richard 
A. Curnow, was received by Asheville 
Presbytery at its April meeting, 1971, in 
the Swannanoa Church, and was in- 
stalled as pastor the first Sunday of May, 
1971. 

Von Ogden Vogt once wrote: "A 
church building casts its influence over 
a community for years, sometimes gen- 
erations. A noble building seems to 
have an almost living air and spirit, and 
may become a benign power in the lives 
of people round about it." Such has 
been the history and spirit of the Rice- 
ville Presbyterian Church. 

It is good to look backward and think 
of early foundations. It is wonderful to 
be able to look forward with bright 
hopes and keen anticipation of things 
yet to be. But it is imperative to re- 
deem the present time in worshipping, 
witnessing, working and watching, al- 
ways ready to do the Lord's bidding, al- 
ways reflecting radiant faith and joyful 
service. This is the spirit of the Rice- 
ville congregation as we look forward to 
'76. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1971 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



AITCHESON, MR. FRANK L., HENDERSONVILLE — 

Ruth P. Aitcheson, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Wilson, Dothan, 

Ala 
ALLEN, MASTER CHRISTOPHER DAVID, ASHEVILLE — 

Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence 

Egeler, Mrs. L. B. Prince, Mr, & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan. 

Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly 

Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Mrs. L. B. 

McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Usher, Mrs. Ralph S. 

Crawford, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., 

Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Primary Department of First 

Church, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Mrs. Gretch^n Z. Brownlee, Massillon, Ohio. Mrs. 

Rebekah Murray, Waynesville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 

Mrs. W. M. Shepherd, Flat Rock. 
ATKINSON, N. B. — Mrs. Edward N. Atkinson, Ashe- 

ville. 
BENNETT, MRS. AMOS, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. William Gregg, Mrs. R. S. Crawford, Hender- 
sonville. 
BROWN, MR. JEFFREY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

George Thomas, Weaverville. Dr. & Mrs. D. WillJam 

Brosnan, III, Asheville. 
BUCKNER, MRS. EDITH, ASHEVILLE — Women of The 

West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
CABLE, MRS. C. C, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville. 
CANFIELD, MRS. A. N., SOUTHFIELD, MICH. — Mr. & 

Mrs. R. J. Nilis, Hendersonville. 
CROUCH, MRS. G. E., ASHEVILLE — Women of The 

Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 
CUDD, MR. FORREST B., BREVARD — Miss Carolyn 

Kimzey, Horse Shoe. Mr. & Mrs. Lucian Deavor, 

Miss May M. Mattson, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Bre- 
vard. 
DILLINGHAM, C. C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Dixon M. 

Connelly, Swannanoa. 
DRAKE, MRS. LOUISE DAVIS, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — 

Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville. 
DUNN, MR. ALBERT, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 

Lannlng, Asheville. 
DYER, MR. JOE, FONTANA DAM, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

C. F. Plott, Bryson City. 
DYKE, MR. THOMAS M., NEWPORT NEWS, VA. — Mr. 

& Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Asheville. 
ELWELL. DR. ALFRED, BREVARD — Dr. & Mrs. James 

M. Keeley, Brevard. 
FEASTER, MR. DAVID VERNER, GREENVILLE, S. C. — 

Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 
FLEMING, MRS. BLAIR, SWANNANOA — Choir of The 

First Church, Swannanoa. 
FLUKER, MRS. RUTH C, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. G. 

H. Fullerton, Mrs. Joe O. Peterson, Mr. George F. 

Stowell, Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Miss Maggie 

Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mr. 

& Mrs. Stephen E. Shepard, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 

Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Sutherland, Mrs. R. S. 

Crawford, Dr. & Mrs. D. 1. Campbell King, Hender- 
sonville. Mrs. Rebekah Murray, Waynesville. Mr. 

& Mrs. Charles C. Oates, Dana. Mrs, L. H. McKay, 

Mrs, William M, Shepherd, Flat Rock, Mr. & Mrs, 

Henry Marriotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga, 
FORSYTHE, MRS, RUTH, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr, & 

Mrs. C. F, Stonecipher, Hendersonville, 

Mrs, Stonecipher, Hendersonville, 
FRANKLIN, MRS. JESSIE, FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. 

Horace T. Nolen, Franklin. 
FRANKLIN, MR. JESSE C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Gus M, Devlin & Family, Asheville, 
FREEMAN, MR. R, M. — Arnold Kemp, Office and 

Store of Diamond Brand Camping Center, Naples, 

N, C, Circle No. 10 of First Church, Hendersonville. 
GORSKI, MR, ROMAN, ASHEVILLE — Mr, & Mrs, 

George R, Donnell, Abilene, Tex, 
GRAY, MR. JAVAN J., FRANKLIN — Mrs. Jim S. Gray 

& Family, Mr. & Mrs. Horace T. Nolen, Mr. & Mrs. 

Howell Justice, Mr. & Mrs, Robert Ledbetter, Hickory 

Knoll Methodist Church, C. Bryant McClure, Mrs, 

Charles McClure, Mr, & Mrs, Charles Ferguson, 



Mr, & Mrs, H, H, Plemmons, Miss Alice Slagle, 

Franklin, Mrs, James B, Medford, Clyde. 
HANNAH, MISS KAREN, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Furman 

Robertson, Waynesville. 
HARDAKER, MR. GEORGE, ORMOND BEACH, FLA. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Morris. Asheville. 
HARMAN, MRS. GLADYS, ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Mr. 

& Mrs. J. P, Brown, Asheville. 
HENDON, MRS. MARGARET PATTON, ASHEVILLE — 

Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Stone, Martha, Freida and Martin 

Shaw, Tea & Topics Club, Asheville. 
HENSLEY, MRS. LAURA, BURNSVILLE, N. C— Women 

of The West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
HENSON, MR. FRANK — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baum- 
gardner, Sylva. 
HILL, MR. THOMAS MORLEY, HENDERSONVILLE — 

Men's Bible Class of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. George 

Bond. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
HODGES, MR, PHILIP A., JR., COLUMBIA, S. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Hendersonville. 
HODGKIN, THE REV. W. L., SWANNANOA — Mr. & 

Mrs. John F. Vaeth, Greensboro, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. 

Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 
HUNTER, MR. E. GLEN, HYATTSVILLE, MD. — Miss 

Mary Dunn, Hyattsville, Md. Mrs. May A. Dunn, 

Asheville. 
JOHNSON, MR. ROY L., SALUDA, N. C. — Mrs. Albert 

E. Norville, Brevard. 
JOHNSTONE, MR. J. MALCOLM, COLUMBIA, 8. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Breazeale, Asheville. 
JONES, MRS. ORLEAN ALFORD, ASHEVILLE — Church 

School Council of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. 

Arthur H. Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace and 

Ken, Dr. & Mrs. Clyde D. Alley, Mr. & Mrs. William 

T. Harris, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Harris, Mr. & Mrs. 

Brainard Rorison, Miss Peggy Rorison, Mr. & Mrs. 

M. A. Todd, Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Towery, Mrs. Mason 

Rankin, Misses Stacy, Ann and Ruth Rankin, Mr. & 

Mrs. J. L. Hunter, Dr. & Mrs. Lon-Wyatt McAnally, 

Mr. & Mrs. George L. White, Leiia Hall, Miss Wilma 

S. Lombard, Chemical Research Group of Chem- 

tronics, Chemtronics Employees Club, Mr. & Mrs. 

T. A. Neely, Mr. & Mrs. G. Kendall Leemon, Jr., Mr. 

& Mrs. Gus Morris, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. C. E. 

Green, Black Mountain, Mr, & Mrs, Ronald L, 

Borcherding, Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Hart, Arden. Mr. & 

Mrs. Robert B. Wynne, Jr., Dallas, Tex. Mr. & Mrs. 

M. Keith Opprecht, Fairview. Mr. & Mrs. R. M. Low- 

rey, Costa Mesa, Calif. B. W. Montag, Santa Ana, 

Calif. Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Vaught, Swannanoa. 
JUSTICE, DR. FRANK, ASHEVILLE — Col. & Mrs. Rob- 
ert C. Brown, Asheville. 
KAY, MR. WILLIAM J., BREVARD — Mrs. Albert E. 

Norville, Brevard. 
KILGORE, MRS. JIM, FLETCHER — Mrs. Albert E. 

Norville, Brevard. 
KISHPAUGH, MR. CLAUDE B., HENDERSONVILLE — 

Mrs. Virginia D, Irvin, Hendersonville, 
LANNING, MR, BEN W,, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Hazel J. 

Ford, Doris & Jack Quakenbush, Asheville. 
LEE, MR, M, FRANK, ATLANTA, GA, — Mr. & Mrs, 

Henry M, Stewart, Atlanta, Ga, 
LINER, MR, JOE — Mr, & Mrs, Ralph Baumgardner, 

Sylva, 
LOTSPEICH, MRS, JESSIE, PARKSLEY, VA. — Mrs. 

Mildred J. McLean, Ruth J. Williams, Sam Williams, 

Weaverville. 
LUSH, MRS. WILLIAM AND DIANE, DYER, IND. — 

Mrs. Harold Bangs, Mrs, Lee Norton, Brevard, Mrs, 

Jeanne Trice Franklin, Mountain Home. 
MACKEY, MRS. HAYWOOD, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 

Fred Pardue, Canton. 
MANGUM, MR. WILBERT J., MONTGOMERY, ALA. — 

Mr & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Hendersonville. 
MARTIN, MR. FRED CLAYTON, SWANNANOA — Mr. 

& Mrs. Wilbur S. Ward, Swannanoa. 
MclNTYRE, MR., BROOKSVILLE, FLA. — Vernon and 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
McMINN. KERRIE WANATHA, ASHEVILLE — Jeanne, 

Debbie and Donna Franklin, Mountain Home. 
Mcpherson, miss HELEN — women of The Presby- 
terian Church, Andrews. 
MINCEY, MRS. ETHEL PRESSLEY, MAGGIE VALLEY — 

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Painter, Sylva. 
MORLEY, MR. FRANK L., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L, Brown, Hendersonville, 
NEWHOUSE, MRS, FRANCES, CULLOWHEE — Mr, & 

Mrs, Martin Cunningham, Cullowhee, 
POINDEXTER, MR, FRANK, ASHEVILLE — Mr, & Mrs, 

C. R. Hunter, Asheville, 
QUINTERO, MR, RUBELIO, BALBOA, CANAL ZONE — 



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SENIOR HIGH RALLY 
NOVEMBER 12-14 

The Fall Rally sponsored by the 
Youth Council of Asheville Presbytery 
will be held November 12-14 at the 
Windy Gap Young Life Camp, north of 
Weaverville. Young people in grades 
9-12 are eligible to attend. 

Guest leaders will be the Rev. John 
Oliver, pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church Augusta, Georgia, and Gene 
Cotton, folk singer. 

Total cost for the weekend, including 
meals, lodging, and all expenses is .| 15.00. 
Registration begins at 4 P.M. on Friday 
and the Rally ends with the noon meal 
on Sunday. 



SYNOD "B" TO MEET 

IN CHARLOTTE, NOVEMBER 30 

The Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, who has been 
named Convenor of Synod "B" under 
the plan for restructuring Presbyterian 
U. S. synods, has called the new body 
to meet in convention at the Covenant 
Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N. C. 
on November 30. 

Notices of the meeting have gone out 
to ministers and churches of Asheville 
Presbytery as well as to the three counties 
of Holston Presbytery (Yancey, Mitchell, 
and Avery) wliich are located in North 
Carolina. 



Mrs. Virginia D. Irvin, Hendersonville. 
RAY, MR. TED, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 

Foster, Canton. 
REECE, MRS. MAGGIE, WAYNESVILLE — The H. R. 

Hogan Family, Canton. 
REED, MRS. BETH — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, 

Sylva. 
RICE, MISS NANCY, MEMPHIS, TENN. — Women of 
The Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
RICKER, MR. CHARLES C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard J. Runnion, Asheville. 
RUFF, MRS. FANNIE SMITH, HAZELWOOD — Mr. & 

Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, Hazelwood. 
RUSSELL, MR. J. B., HENDERSONVILLE — Dr. & Mrs. 

Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville. 
RYMER, MISS MELNIP, HENDERSONVILLE — Vernon 

and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
SILER, MAJOR A. M., CORPUS CHRISTI, TEX. — Mrs. 

John C. McDowell, Weaverville. 
STEWART, MRS. J. W., WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. — 

Women of The Waynesville Church, Waynesville. 
STREETMAN, MRS. BEULAH SMITH, MARION, N. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Streetman, Sr., Hendersonville. 
SUTTON, MRS. ELAINE, HAZELWOOD — Mrs. Furman 

Robertson, Waynesville. 
SYKES, MRS. WALTER, RICHMOND, VA. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 
TAYLOR, MRS. HARRIETT ALLEN, ASHEVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. Albert F. Kimzey, Arden. 
TAYLOR, MR. WILLIAM, ASHEVILLE — Col. & Mrs. 

Robert C. Brown, Gulfport, Fla. Gladys W. Morris, 

Asheville. 
TRUESDAIL, MRS. JOHN H., BREVARD — Circle No. 1 

of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Mr. 

& Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Mr. & Mrs. M. T. Osborne, 

Miss May M. Mattson, Mrs. Albert E. NorvlUe, Bre- 
vard. Mr. & Mrs. Howard H. Dudley, Long Beach, 

Calif. 
TUMLIN, MRS. MARY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Fleming Talman, Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Rogers, Circle 

No. 9 of First Church, Asheville. 
VAUGHN, BARBARA JEAN — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Hendersonville. 
VILLANUEVA, MASTER ALAN, GARDENA, CALIF. — 

Mrs. Barbara Wright, Fletcher. Mrs. Patty Thomas, 

Bryson City. 
WARREN, MISS CLAIRE, ASHEVILLE — Miss Etta V. 

Means, Gainesville, Fla. 
WOODY, DR. J. L., BRYSON CITY — Mr. & Mrs. C. F. 

Plott, Bryson City. Dr. & Mrs. D. William Brosnan, 

111, Asheville. 
WOOLLCOTT, MR. PHILIP, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. R. G. 

Carmichael, Durham. 




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Volume LXII November. 1971 No. 11 



PRAYER AND PRAISE RALLY 

A Prayer and Praise Rally sponsored 
by the Evangelism Committee of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery will be held at three 
o'clock Sunday afternoon, November 21 
at the Arden Presbyterian Church. The 
meeting is planned to include all age 
groups from all the churches of the 
Presbytery. 

Inspirational speaker for the rally will 
be the Rev. Richard A. Curnow, pastor 
of the Riceville Presbyterian Church. 

Special music will be provided by a 
youth choir under the direction of Mr. 
Sam Smith of the Hazelwood Church.. 
(Those participating in this choir are 
asked to meet at the Arden Church at 
two o'clock for a rehearsal.) Also bring- 
ing messages in song will be the youth 
choir of the Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church, known as "The New Creations." 

In making the announcement of the 
rally, the Rev. Harold Borchert, Chair- 
man of the Evangelism Committee, 
said: "We feel it is significant to praise 

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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

1881 by the Rev. W. R. Kirkpa trick, 
who had come to be the evangelist of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The following persons were charter 
members of the newly organized con- 
gregation: Col. T. D. Bryson, Mrs. 
Lutitia Hill, Miss Leona Hall, Miss Cali- 
donia Hill, Dr. E. W. Scruggs, Mrs. M. 
C. Bryson and her four children, Mr. 
Jonathan Hill, Mr. Lancing Potts, and 
Miss Jane Leaming. Col. Bryson and 
Dr. Scruggs were elected Elders, and 
Mr. Hill and Mr. Potts were chosen as 
Deacons. 

Church services were at first held at 
the Court House and Session meetings 
were held at the home of Col. Bryson. 
Members continued to be added to the 
church, and the records indicate that 
services during these early years were 
conducted by the Rev. A. W. Miller and 
the Rev. T. A. Wharton. 

On April 3, 1887 a committee com- 
posed of Mr. Kerr, Mr. J. H. Everette, and 
Mr. A. M. Frye was appointed to make 
the necessary arrangements for a church 
building. During the time the building 
was being planned and constructed the 
congregation was served by the Rev. 
K. E. Henderlite and the Rev. R. S. 
Brown. The sanctuary, a frame structure 
which is still in use, was dedicated in 
1891 by the Rev. A. W. Miller who had 
been instrumental in organizing the 
church more than ten years earlier. 

During the next several years the 
church was served by a number of pastors 
for brief terms. Among them were: the 
Revs. Chalmers Moore, J. B. Cochran, 
A. W. White, T. A. Patton, A. W. 
Perryman, and T. J. Allison. In 1904 we 
first come across the name of the Rev. 
R. P. Smith in the records. Dr. Smith 
was for many years Superintendent of 
Home Missions for the Presbytery. 

In 1910 the Rev. J. Q. Wallace as- 
sumed the work at Bryson City and 
continued there until 1913 when he was 
called to Franklin to be pastor of the 
church there and superintendent of the 
Morrison School. Mr. Wallace was suc- 
ceeded at Bryson City by the Rev. J. T. 
McConnell who served until 1919. 




BRYSON CITY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The original Record Book that was 
acquired in 1880 continued to be in use 
at the Bryson City Presbyterian Church 
for many years, and has been an invalu- 
able resource in providing information 
about the early years of the congrega- 
tion's life. 

The first entry in that book, August 
1880, tells that Col. T. D. Bryson was 
baptized and received into membership 
of the Franklin Church until an organi- 
zation could be effected at Bryson City, 
although at that time the community 
was known as Charleston. This entry 
was signed by the Rev. A. W. Miller who 
was pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte, N. C, and was at 
the same time Mecklenburg Presbytery's 
evangelist for the mountain counties 
during the summer months. (Asheville 
Presbytery was not formed until 1896, 
and the boundaries of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery extended to the western extremity 
of North Carolina.) 

The second entry in the records re- 
ports the organization of the Charleston 
Presbyterian Church on September 25, 



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3ISA2 H XITH TS-^s^O 
N JO jC^TS-iaATtin 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, superintendent 

40 Church street, asheville. N. C. r.F.D. l. black mountain, n. C. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. SWANNANOA, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw. Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 

3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 

1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR Mary Evans, West- 
minster 

VICE-MODERATOR — Tad Boggs, 
Asheville First 

TREASURER Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
ville First 



Beth Lamb, Ashe- 



REGISTRAR Sam Thielman, Mon- 

treat 

HISTORIAN — Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 
ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Steve Par- 
ham Hendersonville First, Steve 

Coston S^vannanoa, Emily David- 
son Swannanoa, Ellen B anberg 

Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Mrs. 
Charles Massey. 



BREVARD AND OAK FOREST 
CALL PASTORS 

The Rev. Harry W. Philips has indi- 
cated his acceptance of the call extend- 
ed to him by the Brevard-Davidson Riv- 
er Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Pliilips comes to Brevard from 
the Rivermont Presbyterian Church of 
Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a na- 
tive of Louisiana and a graduate of 
Wheaton College and Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

The Rivermont Church has been Mr. 
Philips' only pastorate. He has served 
there since 1958 and has been actively 
involved in the life of Knoxville Pres- 
bytery, serving at present as Chairman 
of the Commission on the minister and 
His Work. 

Mrs. Philips is the former Virginia 
Dickson of Atlanta, Georgia, and she 
and Mr. Philips have three children. 

The Rev. Thomas E. Cook of Waco, 
Texas has been called to be pastor cf 
the Oak Forest Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Cook was born in Washington, 
D. C. He attended North Carolina State 
University and American University and 
did his theological work at Union Semi- 
nary in Virginia and at Austin Theo- 
logical Seminary in Texas. He has also 
done graduate study in Scotland. 

All of Mr. Cook's ministerial service 
has been in Texas. He served as as- 
sistant pastor at the Ridglea Church in 
Fort Worth, as pastor of First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Clebtnne, and, since 1960, 
as pastor of the Westminster Church in 
Waco. 

Mrs. Cook is the former Norma Faye 
Brake of Austin, Texas. 

Both Mr. Philips and Mr. Cook plan 
to take up their new duties the first 
Sunday in December. 



REV. DICKS McKELL 
ORDAINED AND INSTALLED 

On Sunday evening, November 7 Mr. 
Dicks McKell was ordained to the Min- 
istry of the Word and Sacraments by a 
commission of Asheville Presbytery, and 
was installed as assistant pastor of the 
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in 
Asheville. 

Worship was led by the Rev. Robert 
S. Busey, senior pastor of the church. 
Preaching the sermon by invitation of 
Mr. McKell and the Presbytery was the 
Rev. Bruce Robertson of the faculty 
of Union Tlieological Seminary. Mr. 
John D. McKell, Sr., a Ruling Elder 
in tlie First Presbyterian Church of 
Johnson City, Tennessee and father of 
the new minister, was also invited to sit 
with the commission and to offer prayer 
in the service. 



TIME, THEME ANNOUNCED 
FOR GATLINBURG MEET 

Dates, a theme and new registration 
procedures for the Synod of Appalachia 
World Missions Conference at Gatlin- 
burg have been announced. 

The Rev. R. J. Coker of Marion, Va., 
chairman of the sponsoring committee, 
said "By All Means" will be the theme 
of the event next Feb. 4-6. Program de- 
tails will be disclosed later, but the 
chairman said leaders are being chosen 
who will help participants realize that 
"all means" can be used in the evan- 
gelization of people the world over. 

In order to give all participants a max- 
imum opportvmity to hear the speakers 
and visit with missionaries, attendance 
will be limited in 1972. Reservations 
will be made (up to the limit establish- 
ed by the committee) for persons sub- 
mitting completed registration applica- 
tions on a "first come, first served" basis. 

Conference brochures and applica- 
tion forms will be mailed to all churches 
in the synod on the same date by the 
director, the Rev. Frederick C. Fowler 
III of Knoxville. Youth who wish to 
attend will be required to obtain a 
chaperon's endorsement before their ap- 
plication will be accepted. 



BUDGETED BENEVOLENES 

Contributions from the churches to 
Btidgeted Benevolences received by 
Presbytery's Treasurer tlirough Novem- 
ber 6 have amounted to $168,633.07. 
This amount represents ten months of 
the fiscal year. According to the 1971 
budget, $217,462.50 should have been re- 
ceived by this time. If the 1971 budget 
is to be met, $92,321.93 must be re- 
ceived during the remainder of Novem- 
ber and in December. 



The constitutional qtiestions were pro- 
pounded by the Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson. 
The charge to the congregation was de- 
livered by the Rev. A. Allen Gardner, 
and the charge to the pastor was given 
by the Rev. Dodie Rossell, who was also 
invited to sit with the commission. 

The three ruling elders of the Grace 
Covenant Church who were named by 
Presbytery to the Commission were: Dr. 
Horace Adams, Mr. Thomas McDonald, 
and Mr. Gaylord Snyder. 

Following ilie ordination service a 
reception arranged by the Grace Cove- 
nant young people was given in the fel- 
lowship hall. 



November, 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Reasons For Thankfulness 



- THANKSGIVING 1971 - 



At The Presbyterian Home 



WE FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 



WE ARE IN COLLEGE 



WE DID LIVE THERE 



There are three members of the 
"family" in the Senior Class at Owen 
High School this year — all boys. 

Here's what each of the three has to 
say about Hfe at THE HOME. 

"It's really a great home ... not just 
another home but (a place where) you feel 
a responsibility to look after the little ones. I 
have lived at THE HOME for a little more than 
seven years and I really appreciate the op- 
portunity. Sometimes 1 may not act like it, 
but i really am (grateful). I plan to go to 
another school (to become) a manager of a 
reserve or a game warden." 

— 2 — 

"Being a member of the 'family' at THE 
HOME is one of the greatest things that could 
ever happen to me. I have lived here for ten 
years, probably the happiest years of my 
life. Mr. McKenzie and the matrons are some 
of the nicest people anywhere. In all there 
isn't a better place to live. After graduation I 
plan to go to Haywood Tech at Clyde." 

— 3 — 

"Living In a home like this is like having 
a dream come true. I am glad I live here and 
am proud of it. I could never repay THE 
HOME for the love and care I have been 
given. Mr. McKenzie has made it all possible. 
Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Haynes try to be the same 
as a mother to me. There's not a finer home 
anywhere. I have lived at THE HOME for 
eleven years. I plan to go to a technical school 
after graduation." 



At Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, 

N. C. 



THE DEDICATED STAFF 



Don C. McKenzie has been superin- 
tendent at THE HOME since August 
1958. One of his problems has been 
filling vacancies on the staff. At the pre- 
sent time he is looking for Housemothers 
for the Older Girls and for the Younger 
Boys. 

Mrs. Mary Hall has been at THE 
HOME for nine years. She serves as 
Supervisor, and as Housemother for the 
Younger Girls. 

Mrs. Mary B. Nesbitt has been at THE 
HOME for nine years. She is dietician 
and at present is substituting as House- 
mother for the Older Girls. 

Mrs. Georgia Haynes has been at 
THE HOME for six years. She is House- 
mother to the Older Boys. 

Mrs. Robert Dalton has been in charge 
of laundry activities for five years. 




I - r Mike Bates, Sandra Laughter, Jiminy Bell, Gene 
Guthrie, Sandy Prather, Susan McKenzie, Mr. Mc- 
Kenzie. (Jimmy Bell is on the Gl Bill after service 
In Vietnam. Susan is the daughter of the Superintend- 
ent.) 

At Montreat-Anderson College, Men- 
treat, N. C. 

Vestal Caldwell, after a four year tour 
of duty in the armed forces, a large part 
spent in Vietnam, has returned for his 
second year at Montretat Anderson, on 
the GI Bill. He graudated at Owen High 
in 1964. 



ELECTED DEACONS 

Tommy Bell and Cecil Caldwell have 
recently been elected Deacons at the 
Swannanoa Presbyterian Church, where 
the "family" worships. 

Bell is a business man in the com- 
munity and Caldwell is coach at Owen 
High. Both are former members of the 
"family" at THE HOME. 

Bell, who was formerly a Deacon at 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
will be installed, and Caldwell, will be 
ordained and installed, prior to serving 
a term beginning January 1, 1972, at 
the Swannanoa Church. 



How THANKFUL are you 
what God has given youl 


for 


How CONCERNED are you 
those who have less? 


for 


How MUCH will you give of what 
He has given you? 



There are a number of responsible 
leaders in the community around The 
Home who lived there as children. 

Some of them have responded to a 
request for a statement of what The 
Home meant to them. Here are a few 
quotes: 

I feel that THE HOME was the most inspir- 
ing experience I have ever encountered. The 
proper training and guidance I received while 
there will be the key to my success. I hope 
only to make as wonderful a reflection to the 
public, as the feeling I hold in my heart for 
THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME. 

(The writer has just completed a two year 
tour of duty in Vietnam, is married, makes 
Black Mountain his home, and has two more 
years in the U.S. Armed Forces, currently 
stationed at the Patrick Air Force Base in 
Florida. He was at THE HOME for eight 
years.) 

— 2 — 

Those who never had a happy home can't 
realize what a wonderful place it is. I still 
call it "home". I feel as though Mr. and Mrs. 
McKenzie are my mother and father. I can't 
say in words my feelings for them. My little 
girl loves and thinks of Mrs. Kail and Mr. 
McKenzie as her "Nanny and Pa Pau" as she 
always calls them. I owe all I have and more 
to THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME and all that 
makes this wonderful home possible. 

(The writer is employed in a prominent in- 
dustry near Swannanoa. He is a graduate of 
A. B. Tech. He was at THE HOME for ten 
years, entering when he was in the Second 
Grade.) 



EVERY DAY AT THE HOME 



If you got up as early as we do, you 
would be invited to join us at break- 
fast. 

In the dining room, we have a brief 
devotional period every morning. It is 
led by some of us. 

The devotions each night are led by 
the staff or the young people, in each 
department. We do not miss many nights 
in our study of the Catechism of our 
church. 

From time to time many of us are 
active in special events at Church. Often 
we participate in programs sponsored 
by Asheville Presbytery for young peo- 
ple. 



We Are Thankful For Friends Who Will Remember Us At Thanksgiving 1971 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1971 



Reasons For THANKS - GIVING In 1971 For The Presbyterian Home For Children 



MONEY — MONEY — MONEY 

Most folks aie aware that it takes 
money to get the essentials to sustain 
physical life and piovide the material 
things that make it possible to grow 
physically, mentally and spiritually. 

The annual budget (for basic opera- 
tion) at THE HOME exceeds $75,000. 

Asheville Presbytery, through the gifts 
of her 9,600 members is asked in 1971 
to provide $52,000 of this amount. The 
remainder comes from help through The 
Duke Endowment, contributions of re- 
latives of the children, and restricted 
"endowment funds". 

A percentage of contributions in sup- 
port of agencies of the Presbytery, Synod 
and General Assembly is assigned for 
THE HOME. This year the amount is 
approximately $27,000. 

In order to balance the operating bud- 
get, it is essential that The Thanksgiving 
Offering in 1971 reach a minimum of 
$25,000. This is $2,000 more than actual- 
ly given in 1970. 



WE GO TO CHURCH 



THIS TIME — A GIRL 

Melane Hyatt is a member of the 
Eleventh Grade at Owen High. 

She has been honored as a member of 
the Beta Club at the school, and is As- 
sistant Editor of the school annual. 



WHEN YOU VISIT 

If you read this before THANKSGIV- 
ING, and have the time, come to see 
us. If you can't come now, come soon, 
before Christmas if possible. 

We live on the north side of Old 
Seventy, about three miles from Black 
Mountain, just east of the N. C. Juvenile 
Evaluation Center, about a quarter mile 
off the highway. Follow signs. 

We welcome visitors in groups, but 
request that they confer with the Super- 
intendent in advance of visit. Circles, 
and other church groups are invited to 
hold occasional meetings with us. Call 
686-3666 and make a date. 

The Superintendent will be glad to 
visit organizations, as his time allows, 
and tell you about THE HOME. 



We go to church! 

We go to the Swannanoa 
Presbyterian Church every 
Sunday. 

We were surprised one day 
last summer when our pastor 
met us at the front door. With 
him was a visiting missionary. 
He spoke to us one at a time, 
and believe it or not, he call- 
ed every one of us by our 
name, and introduced us to 
the missionary. 

All of us over twelve years 
of age are members of the 
Swannanoa Presbyterian 
Church. Six joined this year 
on profession of faith in 
Christ. 

We take part in many acti- 
vities of the church, attending 
youth camps and conferences 
of the Presbytery and Synod. 

We try to make our "home" 
a "Christian home", and we 
need the prayers of every 
member of every church in 
Asheville Presbytery every 
day. 



"IN THE BLACK" 

It is encouraging that THE HOME 
was operated "in the black" for the last 
fiscal year. 

One of the reasons why this was pos- 
sible was the extra work done by mem- 
bers of the staff, and the fact that there 
were two vacancies on the staff, with no 
corresponding salaries to pay. 

There is real need in 1971 for a gener- 
ous Thanksgiving Offering. It is expect- 
ed that these two vacancies will be filled. 
When this is done, more money will be 
needed for basic salaries. 

To stay "in the black" it is essential 
that the Thanksgiving Offering exceed 
the goal of $25,000. 



WHEN YOU GIVE 



As a member of a Church in Asheville 
Presbytery, use the envelope provided for 
your Thanksgiving Offering. 

If you give by check, make check payable 
to the Church through which you are giving. 
Mark it for "Presbyterian Home". 

As a friend of THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME 
FOR CHILDREN, follow the above if you con- 
tribute through some congregation of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. 

If you mail direct, make your check pay- 
able to THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME and send 
to Treasurer, 40 Church Street, Asheville, 
N. C. 28801. 



THE DUKE ENDOWMENT 

Established in 1924, The Duke En- 
dowment has meant much to thirty 
homes for boys and girls in the two 
Carolinas. One of these is The Presby- 
terian Home for Children. 

Ten Percent of the total income from 
The Duke Endowment is divided among 
these homes, on the basis of the num- 
ber of "child care days" given to "white 
or colored whole or half orphans". 

The proportion of "whole or half 
orphans" in the "family" grows less, as 
the needs of specific children is met. This 
limits the amount of aid given THE 
HOME annually from this source. 

This is another reason for a generous 
Thanksgiving offering. 



MEMORIAL GIFTS 

"Memorial Gifts" from many donors 
exceeded $13,000 in the last fiscal year. 

None of these funds are used, how- 
ever, for basic operating needs except 
in the case of real necessity. 

These "extra" funds provide for urgent 
repairs to the building, replacing worn 
out equipment, enabling young people 
to attend conferences, sending young 
people to college, meeting other costs 
not included in regular "budget items." 



WHEN YOU PRAY 

You will pray, won't you? 

We appreciate the support of our 

friends in every way, but the fact that 

they remember us in prayer is our 
spiritual strength. 

When circles or groups take an in- 
terest in a particular child, and give that 
child their love and prayers, as well as 
support in other ways, it is a real source 
of encouragement. 

The staff is strengthened by the know- 
ledge that they are also an object of 
prayer by so many who love The Pres- 
byterian Home. 

We need your financial support to 
help us balance a budget for food, cloth- 
ing and other material things. We need 
your prayers to give us spiritual strength 
in THE HOME. 

Over the years these funds have made 
it possible to give these boys and girls 
"extras" which have broadened their 
lives. 



You Should Be THANKFUL For The Privilege Of Sharing At THANKSGIVING 1971 



November, 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



SOUTHERN VOCATIONAL 
I COLLEGE, JOB TRAINING IN 

THE NAME OF CHRIST 

Southern Vocational College in Tuske- 
gee, Alabama opened its doors on July 
5, 1970. Its president and founder is 
the Rev. Lawrence F. Haygood, a Pres- 
byterian, U. S. minister and the first 
black student to graduate from Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia. 

The college is located in the center 
of the city of Tuskegee and has a stu- 
dent body in its second year of 135 and a 
paid staff of 20. 

The nature of what the school is seek- 
ing to accomplish is indicated in its 
statement of purpose: 

"The central purpose of Southern Vo- 
cational College is to proclaim and com- 
municate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in 
word and deed, for the purpose of up- 
lifting destitute men." 

"Southern Vocational College is an 
Occupational Training Center which 
serves persons who are sincerely seeking 
to acquire useful and marketable skills 
so that they might become employed 
and productive citizens in our indus- 
trially oriented society. It attempts to 
cultivate laborers who are efficient and 
excellent and who rejoice in the oppor- 
tunity to serve." 

"It has assumed the urgent mission 
of cooperating with industry, govern- 
ment and the church in enabling the 
destitute and disadvantaged such as the 
unskilled, the unemployed, the school 
dropout, the welfare recipient, and the 
underskilled to prepare themselves for 
a meaningful and profitable occupa- 
tion." 

"Dedicated to the ideals and prin- 
ciples of American Democracy. South- 
ern Vocational College seeks to instill 
in its students a genuine love for coun- 
try, a contagious commitment to the sys- 
tem of free enterprise, a reverence for 
God, and a respect for man." 

"Southern Vocational College is a 
spiritual movement in the midst of time, 
inspired by and related to the Eternal. 
It seeks to enable persons to welcome 
God's welcome of them as revealed 
through Jesus Christ and the power of 
the Holy Spirit. It proudly stands as one 
of the church's most effective evangelis- 
tic thrusts in modern times." 

This independent Christian institu- 
tion accepts students from "all ethnic 
groups", but it is serving blacks pre- 
dominantly at this time. 

The school is organized to prepare its 
students to be qualified as practical 
nurses, medical laboratory assistants, 
medical secretaries, child care aids, and 
secretarial and clerical specialists. In 
addition to technical subjects, all reg- 
ular students are required to take one 
quarter of Bible and Basic Christian 
Beliefs. 



CLUBB MOVES TO KNOXVILLE THE L. NELSON BELL LIBRARY 



The Rev. Charles W. Clubb, who has 
been pastor of the Andrews and Hayes- 
ville churches since April 1970, has an- 
nounced that he will accept the call to 
be assistant pastor at the Eastminster 
Presbyerian Church of Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clubb and their two 
children planned to move to Knoxville 
on November 10. 



DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


5 Amos Edwards 


13 


5 Anita Lynn Edwards 


13 


17 Enoch Prather 


18 


21 Martha McKinney 


13 


26 Robert Ferguson 


16 


27 Jay Robinson 


13 



SYNOD "B" TO MEET IN 
CHARLOTTE, NOVEMBER 30 

Synod "B", the new synod structure 
established by the 1971 General Assembly 
to encompass what is now Asheville Pres- 
bytery together with three other moun- 
tain counties presently located in Holston 
Presbytery, will meet "in convention" 
at Charlotte's Covenant Presbyterian 
Church on Tuesday, November 30. 

The churches of Asheville Presbytery 
are invited to send representatives, and 
the ministers who hold membership in 
the presbytery are entitled to participate. 

The new synod will come into being 
as an official judicatory of the Presbyter- 
ian Church, U. S. on July 1, 1973 with 
the churches of Asheville Presbytery in- 
cluded in it, unless the 1972 General 
Assembly acts favorably on the request 
of the Synod of Appalachia to alter the 
plan and to allow Appalachia to con- 
tinue. 



When asked if he did not think ex- 
isting community technical schools 
would m:eet the need SVC is seeking to 
meet President Haygood stated that he 
believed technical training was incom- 
plete unless it came out of a context of 
Christian belief and commitment. 

Information regarding Southern Vo- 
cational College may be obtained by 
writing Box 688, Tuskegee, Alabama 
36083. 



Construction is progressing nicely on 
the L. Nelson Bell Library at Montreat- 
Anderson College. Completion is sched- 
uled for April 15, 1972. The building 
will house books, periodicals, tapes, re- 
cordings, film, micro-film and other me- 
dia in the teaching/learning process. 

The total cost of the library is $751,- 
842. Of this amount, friends of Mon- 
treat-Anderson College contributed 
$373,276 and Government sources ac- 
count for $378,566. 

The Library is being named in honor 
of Dr. L. Nelson Bell. Dr. and Mrs. 
Bell have been residents of Montreat 
since 1935 when they came here from 
China where he was chief surgeon in the 
largest surgical hospital in the world. 
The Communist take-over in China pre- 
vented the Bells from returning so they 
continued their work for the Lord here 
at home. Dr. Bell is a ruling elder in the 
Montreat Presbyterian Cliurch where he 
teaches the weekly Adult Bible Class. 
He is known and loved by many in the 
Swannanoa Valley and Asheville where 
he was a practicing physician and sur- 
geon for twenty years. He is an enthu- 
siastic supporter of Montreat-Anderson 
College. 

The Library is a fitting tribute to the 
life and work of a gieat man. The mas- 
sive structure, built of native stone, is 
located on a prominent site directly 
across the street from Montreat-Ander- 
son Hall, a new girl's dormitory. 

The library's 20,000 square feet of 
floor space is distributed over the three 
levels of the building. In addition to 
the book and reader space in the main 
reading rooms, the learning center will 
have two multipurpose rooins, four fac- 
ulty studies, four small student studies 
or conference rooms, a student lounge, 
staff work area, a media production 
room, a storage room, repair and maint- 
enance room for audiovisual equipment, 
and a staff lounge with kitchenette. 
From the reading level on the second 
floor, library users will have access to 
an outdoor reading terrace. 

Architectural firm. Six Associates, 
Inc., of Asheville, N. C, designed the 
building. Consultants to the architects 
were: Dr. Guy M. Lyle, Director of Li- 
braries at Emory University; Marylee 
Newman, former Librarian at El Centre 
Junior College, Dallas, Texas, and now 
on the faculty at Appalachia State Uni- 
versity; and Martin Van Buren, Char- 
lotte, N. C, who served as consultant 
on decor, furnishings and equipment. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November. 1971 



Memorial (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ALLEN, CHRISTOPHER DAVID, ASHEVILLE — Women 
of the Church Board of First Church, Hendersonville. 
Mrs. Dorothy P Frey. Arkansas City, Kan 

ANDERS, MISS CHARLOTTE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 0. R. 
Sumner, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

BLACKMON, MRS PAUL W., JR., FT. DEVENS, MASS. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Ashevile. 

BLANTON, MR. HENRY V., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Canning, Asheville. 

CALLAHAN, MR. L. ROY, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs, 
M. E. Davis, Waynesville. 

CAPPS, MR. & MRS. ED — Mrs. Nellie 0. Owenby, 
Asheville. 

CARSON, MRS. LOUISE D., ASHEVILLE — Miss Jose- 
phine Osborne, Miss Lorraine Larson, Weaverville. 
Mrs. Margaret W. Sumner, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

CHANLEY, MRS. CARRIE, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard J. Runnion, Asheville. 

CHAPMAN, MRS. DAISY, HAZELWOOD — Miss June 
Scroggs, Canton. 

CROUCH, MRS. G. E., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Wal- 
do Lanning, Asheville. 

CUDD, MR FORREST B., BREVARD — Mrs. H. 
Hedricl<, (ulrs. Richard H. Moore, Pisgah Forest. Miss 
Annie May Patton, Brevard. 

DA>/IS, MR. WALLACE, CANTON — Miss June Scroggs, 
Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Smathers, Mrs. Sam Vance, Miss 
Phyllis Vance, Canton. 

FEASTER, MR. MARSHALL M., SR., BREVARD — Mrs. 
H. Hedrick, Film Division Maintenance Department 
of Olin Corporation, Mrs. Richard H. Moore, Pisgah 
Forest. Miss Annie May Patton, Mrs. May M. Matt- 
son, Brevard. 

FLUKER, MRS. RUTH C, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 
Forrest Gardner, Mrs. Alice P. Brackett, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Milroy, Hender- 
sonville. 

FRANKLIN, MR. J. C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles R. Hunter, Asheville. 

GRAY, MR. JAVAN J., FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. C. H. 
Bolton, Morrison Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles C. Vinson, Gene, Mary and K/lyra Crawford! 
Sunday School Class No. 3 of the Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. Mrs. J. E. Gray, Mrs. Marvin 
Harvey, Sedro-Woolley, Wash. Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Little; Mr. & Mrs. J. L Bruce, Cornelia, Ga. Mrs. 
Dorothy M. Gemperline, Demorest, Ga. 

HALL, MR. EMILUS R., CLUTE, TEXAS — Women of 
the Bethel Church, Canton. 

HAYNIE, MRS. J. M., ATLANTA, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. Jean Williams, Hendersonville. 
Louise T. Crowell, Roxsboro, N. C. 

HENDON, MRS. MARGARET PATTON, ASHEVILLE — 
Misses Ruth, Louise and Katherine Shepherd, Hen- 
dersonville. Women of The Kenilworth Church, Mrs. 
Frank T. Barch, Mrs. Mary R. White, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles R. Hunter, Mrs. Evelyn Mann, Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. Mrs. Alice Smith Reyn- 
olds, Weaverville. Mrs. Helen Smith McCurdy, Stone 
Mountain, Ga. 

HODGES, MR. PHILLIP, JR., COLUMBIA, S. C. — Mr. 
and Mrs. J H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

HOLM, MRS. C. H. — Circle No. 5 of The Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Weaverville. 

HORTON, MR. CLYDE N., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs 
Howard A. Warren, Mr. & Mrs. J. Z. Russell, Mr. & 
Mrs. Edward G. Roberts, Men's Bible Class of Mal- 
vern Hills Church, Asheville. 

HUGHEY, MR. WALTER G., ASHEVILLE — CTS of 
Asheville, Inc., CTS 53 Department, Skyland. Mr. 
& Mrs. Virgil Bias, Mrs. Edith S. Stone, Mr. & Mrs. 
W. L. Littlejohn, Mr & Mrs. E. R. Treadway, Mr. Tip 
Sawyer, Asheville. "B" Shift Mechanics at E. I. 
DuPont De Nemours & Company, General Mechanics 
— Days of E. 1. DuPont De Nemours & Company, 
Brevard. 

HUNTER, MRS. T. D., SR., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

JONES, MRS. BEN, FLAT ROCK — Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Henderson- 
ville. 
JONES, MRS. ETTA B., ARLINGTON, VA. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank Donoho, Asheville. 
JONES, MRS. ORLEAN ALFORD, ASHEVILLE — Senior 
High Youth Fellowship of First Church, Northrop 
Carolina, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Theo. J. E Umbeck, Mrs. 
S. R. Perkins, Dr. C. G. Walker, Mr. & Mrs. William 
N. Oakes, Mr & Mrs. George E. Setzer, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene T. DeRieux, Redlands, Calif. Mr. 
& Mrs. John Wrenn, Black Mountain. 



JONES, MR. RUFFNER, POMPANO BEACH, FLA. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Sam J. Cody & Family, Candler. Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Barlow, Sunday School of The Presbyterian 
Church, Women of The Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

KEITH, MR. GUY, WEAVERVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. E L. 
Curtis, Mildred & Katherine McLean, Circle No. 6 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

KNABB, MR. WILL, MACCLENNY, FLA. — Mr. and Mrs. 
F. E. Shull, Mrs. C. D. Moss, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. 
Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

LACY, MR. FLOY A., JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John C. Ward and Patricia, Arden. 

LEACH, MR, CORNELIUS, ASHEVILLE — Col. & Mrs 
Robert C. Brown, Gulfport, Fla. 

LOW, MR. E. M., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Douglas A 
Powell, Women of The Kenilworth Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

MITCHELL, MRS. C. C., JOHNSON CITY, TENN. — Mr. 
& Mis Gus M. Devlin & Family, Asheville. 

MOUNTNEY, MRS. JOHN S., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. John D. Watkins, Women of The Kenilworth 
Church, Asheville. 

MUNRO, MR. THOMAS F., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 
Stephen E. Shepard, Hendersonville. Miss Carolyn 
Kimzey, Horse Shoe. Mrs. H. Hedrick, Mrs. Richard 
H. Moore, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. May M. Mattson, 
Miss Annie May Patton, Brevard. 

PATTON, MARY ALICE CAPPS — Mrs Nellie C. Owen- 
by, Asheville. 

PHILIPS, MRS. GEORGE B., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mrs. L. White Matthews, Norfolk, Va. Mrs. 0. F. 
Williams, Columous, Ga. Mrs. Virgil Chandler, Mont- 
gomery, Ala. 

PURSLEY, MR. C. B , HENDERSONVILLE — Vernon 
and Leander Johnson, The Medd Family, Hender- 
sonville. 

RAMSIUR, MRS. HATTIE L., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Circle No. 1 of The Presbyterian Church, Waynes- 
ville. 

RAY, MR. TED R., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Marvin Sutherland, Mr. & Mrs. W. Lawrence Butler, 
Mr & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan Mr. & Mrs. G. F. Stowell, 
Miss Ruth Hillhouse, Mr. & Mrs. John I. Bush, Mr. 
& Mrs. A. P. Goodwin, Mrs. Forrest Gardner, Miss 
Maggie Good Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mrs. Leia Fies, Mr. 
& Mrs. R. J. Swackhamer, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Milroy, 
Hendersonville. 

REID, MRS. CAROLYN B., FREDRICKSBURG, VA. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lamb, Asheville. 

REIGHARD, MRS. L. E., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. H. 
C McMillan, Women of The Kenilworth Church, Mr. 
James W. Daniels, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mr. 
& Mrs. Walter W. Alexander, Asheville. Mrs. Barbara 

C. Sims, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. George Lemieux, 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. 
Huggins, Sr., Swannanoa. 

RICHBOURG, MRS. ALPHA B., FOREST CITY — Mr. S 
Mrs. Howard J. Runnion, Asheville. 

SPIVEY, MRS. INA — Mr. & Mrs. William S. Spivey, 
Hendersonville 

SURETTE, MRS. ANNE N., BRYSON CITY — Miss 
Margaret H. Ligon, Asheville. 

TERRELL, MRS. GAIL LOWE, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Henry H. Garner, Waynesville. Women of The 
Bethel Church, Canton. 

VAUiiHN, Mss Jean, Hendersonville — Mrs. James 
Harjertson and Lamar, Hendersonville. 

WADE, MR. FRANK, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Hinkle, Women of The Black Mountain Pres- 
byterian Church, Dr. & Mrs C. D. Thomas, Mrs. G. F. 
Bell, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Wright, 
Morganton, N. C. Col. & Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Gulf- 
port, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Capps, Asheville 

WHITE, MR. ROWLAND, CARTERSVILLE, GA. —'Mrs. 
Ann H. Brosnan, Asheville. 

WILLIAMS, MR. ROBERT E., BLACK MOUNTAIN — 
Women of The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
Black Mountain. 

WILLIAMS, MRS. VESTA SOUTHERLAND, CANTON — 
Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Darwin 

D. Jordan, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Jordan, Hazelwood. 

RALLY From Page One 

God in this Thanksgiving week for the 
ways He has blessed His people in the 
past and for the way He continues to 
support them." 

Mr. Borchert also spoke concerning 
the aim of his committee in planning 
the rally: "This meeting was conceived 
as an opportunity to express our unity 
within the Presbyterian community in 



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154 ATTEND YOUTH RALLY 

The Fall Rally sponsored by the 
Youth Council was attended by 154 
young people from the churches of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery making it one of the 
best attended gatherings in recent years. 

Guest leaders for the rally were the 
Rev. John Oliver, pastor of First Pres- | 
byterian Church, Augusta, Georgia, and 
Gene Cotton, noted Christian folk sing- 
er. 

The rally was planned by the Youth 
Council and was directed by the Rev. 
Joe Greer of Hendersonville and Mrs. 
Charles Massie of Montreat, who are 
Advisors to the Council. 

BRYSON CITY From Page One 

Beginning in 1921 the church estab- 
lished a relationship with the Rev. J. T. 
Gillespie. This pastorate was to con- 
tinue, either part time or full time and 
with an interval in the mid 1920s when 
two other ministers served briefly, until 
1936. During this time the church hut 
was built containing an assembly room, 
kitchen and class rooms. 

The Rev. Paul Thrower became pas- 
tor of the church in 1938 and continued 
his service until 1941. During the years 
of World War II the congregation was 
served by temporary supply ministers. 
In 1945 the Rev. Milton Reid came out 
of the Navy chaplaincy to be pastor at 
Bryson City until 1947. 

In 1949 the Rev. Everette K. Brown, 
a candidate of Asheville Presbytery and 
a member of Asheville's First Presbyter- 
ian Church, became pastor. He was suc- 
ceeded in 1954 by another Asheville man, 
the Rev. James B. Sherwood. 

The Rev. S. L. Rochester came to be 
pastor of the church during 1957. Dur- 
ing this pastorate the educational build- 
ing was begun and completed as a me- 
morial to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Black. 
Mr. Black was an active elder at Bryson 
City for 52 years, and Mrs. Black was a 
leader in the work of the women both 
locally and in the presbytery. 

The Rev. Harold Thomas succeeded 
Mr. Rochester in 1962 and was himself 
followed by the Rev. Earl Vaughn in 
1966. During Mr. Vaughn's pastorate the 
newest building was completed, a fellow- 
ship building which was constructed at 
a cost of $34,000. Mr. Vaughn moved 
to Cleveland, N. C. in early 1970 and 
was succeeded the same year by Rev. 
William H. Bell, Jr., the present pastor. 

The communicant membership at 
Bryson City stood at 115 according to 
the report for the year ending December 
31, 1970. While this congregation has 
never reported a large membership, it 
has grown steadily over the years and 
has made an outstanding record in stew- 
ardship in regard to giving for both 
local work and benevolences. 

the fundamental fact of God's greatness 
and majesty." 

The rally is being planned so that 
the entire progiam will be completed 
within an hour. 




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Volume LXII December. 1971 No. 12 



SYNOD "B" MEETS, 
NAMES COMMITTEES 

Synod "B", minister and elder repre- 
sentatives from all North Carolina Coun- 
ties except six in the extreme northeast, 
met in convention at Charlotte's Coven- 
ant Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, 
November 30. 

The meeting opened with a period 
of worship. Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, who had 
been designated to convene the meeting 
by the Moderator of the General As- 
sembly, preached the sermon. 

Following a recommendation by Dr. 
Allen Gardner of Asheville that the 
ministers and elected elders attending 
the meeting be certified as voting par- 
ticipants, Dr. Stoffel was elected Modera- 
tor of Synod "B", and Mr. V. R. Jan- 
sen, Executive Secretary of the Synod of 
North Carolina, was elected Stated 
Clerk. The Moderator then appointed 
standing committees. The remainder of 
the morning session was spent in small 
group study. 

More On Page Two 




BRITTAIN'S COVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The first official reference to the 
Brittain's Cove Presbyterian Church is 
found in the statistical report contained 
in the 1896 Minutes of the General As- 
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in 
the United States of America. 

It is probable that the work had its 
beginning soon after 1890. In that year 
Miss Frances Goodrich of Binghampton, 
N. Y. moved to the Riceville community. 
Soon afterward she and her sister Julia 
established their residence in the Brit- 
tain's Cove community, building a cot- 
tage which they called "The Sparrow's 
Nest." Later they built a school and then 
a church in memory of their father, the 
Rev. William Henry Goodrich. Funds 
to build the church were contributed al- 
most entirely by people in Cleveland, 
Ohio who had known Mr. Goodrich as 
their pastor there. 

The church was built on land once 
owned by William Brittain, Revolution- 
ary soldier and one of the founders of 



Buncombe County. Today the graves 
of William Brittain and his family can 
be seen on land that was once part of 
his vast estate. 

In building the church the Goodrich 
sisters used the best quality of pine and 
chestnut lumber available. After the 
church was completed Frances and Julia 
worked at the Brittain's Cove Mission 
for about five years and then moved on 
to nevvr territories. 

At this point records are not plentiful, 
but we know that teaching was carried 
on at the mission and the school by 
teachers from the Asheville Normal 
School, a teachers college operated by 
the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A. Also, 
there is in the minutes of Holston Pres- 
bytery of the U. S. A. Church a notation 
stating that three ministers, C. A. Dun- 
can, Thomas Lawrence, and I. H. Polk- 
meus, had been authorized to organize a 
church at Brittain's Cove on April 3, 
More On Page Three 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. HOYT EVANS, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

40 church street. asheville. n. c. r.f.d. 1, black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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SIGA2 ON II TH I8-^3t^0 



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December, 1971 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, B;ox 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 
1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
minster 



Mary Evans, West- 



VICE-MODERATOR — Tad Bogg«, 

Asheville First 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
ville First 

REGISTRAR — 
treat 



— Beth Lamb, Ashe- 
Sam Thielman, Mon- 



HISTORIAN — Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 
ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Steve Par- 
ham Hendersonville First, Steve 

Coston Swannanoa, Emily David- 
son — Swannanoa, Ellen B anberg — 
Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Mrs. 
Charles Massey. 



PRESBYTERY RECEIVES 

MINISTERS 

Asheville Presbytery met Thursday, 
December 9 at the call of the Moderator, 
the Rev. James L. Lyons, at the Malvern 
Hills Church to approve a loan by the 
Presbyterian Home for Children to the 
Arden Church and to examine and re- 
ceive two ministers. 

The ministers being examined were 
the Rev. Thomas E. Cook from Central 
Texas Union Presbytery and the Rev. 
Harry W. Philips from Knoxville Pres- 
bytery. After the examinations had been 
approved and the ministers were en- 
rolled in Presbytery, commissions were 
named to conduct their installations: 
for Mr. Philips at the Brevard-Davidson 
River Church on January 9 at 11 o'clock, 
and for Mr. Cook at the Oak Forest 
Church on January 16 at 6:30 P.M. 



COLEMANS AVAILABLE FOR 
MISSION EMPHASIS 

Mr. and Mrs. Olin Coleman, Presby- 
terian missionaries to Brazil who are 
spending a furlough year at Weaverville, 
N. C, still have some open dates during 
Witness Season when they could appear 
at churches in Asheville Presbytery. 

Those desiring to engage them should 
contact Mr. Arthur H. Matthews, P. O. 
Box 1024, Asheville, N. C. 28802. Mr. 
Matthews is chairman of Presbytery's 
World Missions Committee. 



PRESBYTERY BENEVOLENCES 

Budgeted Benevolence receipts 
through December 6 have amounted to 
$195,289. The budget for 1971 is $260,- 
955, which means that $65,666 must be 
received before the books are closed on 
January 5, 1972 in order to meet the 
budget. 



N. C. SYJOD PAPER 
AVAILABLE 

Mr. Vernol R. Jansen, Executive Secre- 
tary of the Synod of North Carolina, has 
indicated a willingness to send Presby- 
terian News, the official paper of the 
Synod, to members of Asheville Presby- 
tery churches. 

For a congregation to avail itself of 
this offer it will be necessary to send 
names and mailing addresses of members 
to the Synod Office, P. O. Box 10785, 
Raleigh, N. C. 27605 with the request 
that the members receive Presbyterian 
News. 



APPALACHIA LEADS IN 
BENEVOLENCES 

Statistics released by the General As- 
sembly reveal that in 1971 the Synod 
of Appalachia once again led the General 
Assembly in per capita giving for bud- 
geted Assembly gifts and in total bene- 
volences. Among the fifteen synods Ap- 
palachia ranked third in total giving. 

In the following categories Assembly 
averages are followed by per capita fig- 
ures for Appalachia: Budgeted Assembly 
Gifts $8.21 - $11.95, Non-Budgeted As- 
sembly Gifts $1.65 - $1.61, Total Bene- 
volences $32.09 - $50.32 Current Ex- 
penses $90.84 - $87.78, Building Fund 
$23.09 - $24.18, and Total Gifts $146.03 - 
$162.28. 

According to the plan for restructuring 
synods and presbyteries, which the Gen- 
eral Assembly has adopted, the Synod of 
Appalachia is due to be abolished on 
July 1, 1973. 

SYNOD "B" from page one 

After lunch the standing committees 
made their reports. 

On recommendation of the Bills and 
Overtures Committee, the body voted to 
finance its future work by per capita 
assessment. It was voted that each church 
should remit ten cents per member in 
1972 and in 1973. This is to be in addi- 
tion to the ten cents per member paid 
by churches in the Synod of Appalachia 
for Synod operation and to the fifty-one 
cents per member paid by churches in 
the present Synod of North Carolina. • 

It was also voted that the next meet- [ 
ing of Synod "B" would be called by 
the Moderator and the Stated Clerk 
after consultation with the chairmen of 
the permanent committees. 

The recommendation of the Nomi- 
nating Committee was adopted which 
included the erection of six permanent , 
committees and the naming of the peo- 
ple to staff them. The committees to- 
gether with the Asheville Presbytery re- 
presentatives serving on them are: 

Committee on Mission and Purpose: 
Dr. Marion Boggs and Dr. John G. 
Stevens. 

Committee on Boundaries of Presb - 
teries: The Rev. Wyatt Aiken, the Rev. \ 
Jeff Kesterson, the Rev. David Parks, 
W. M. Sessler, and Mrs. O. B. Crowell. 

Committee on Titles and Institutional 
Relationships: The Rev. Hoyt Evans, ^ 
the Rev. John Neville, and Dr. Horace 
Adams. 

Committee on Nominations: Thomas 
H. Lamb and Clyde A. Stubbs. 

Committee on Transition and Fin- 
ance: The Rev. Leroy Secrest and R. L. 
Crawley. 

Committee on Name and Seal: The 
Rev. R. E. McClure. 



December, 1971 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN 

HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

A most wonderful program of songs 
and testimony was given by a group of 
forty young people and adults from the 
Open Bible Church of Candler. The 
program was an inspiration to our young 
people. The Rev. David Glenn was the 
leader of the group, and they stayed 
with us for an hour of fellowship. After 
the program, Mrs. Homer Bailey, Super- 
intendent of the Sunday School, present- 
ed the Home one hundred dollars as a 
gift from the children of the church. 
She stated in her presentation that the 
children had been saving their pennies, 
nickles and dimes all year to be given 
to the Home at this 4ime. We are very 
grateful to this group for their interest 
and love of the Home. 

Melaine Hyatt, a Junior at Owen has 
been selected as Secretary of the Beta 
Club. This is a high honor for Melaine 
and we are very proud of this award. 
Melaine has been honor student through- 
oiu her high school career, having been 
on the honor roll each grading period. 
She is also in the French Club, and on 
the Annual Staff of the School. 

We have a number of our boys and 
girls taking part in the activities at Owen 
High. Elizabeth Edwards and Barbara 
Rev is are managers of the girls Varsity 
Basketball Team. Gary Adams is on the 
Wrestling team, and Steve Bates and 
Keith Bates are on the Basketball team. 
Charlie Robinson was on the Champion- 
ship F.F.A. team that won the District 
title in Buncombe County last month. 

\/e would like to thank our many 
frieads in the Churches, Civic Clubs and 
individuals who do so much to make 
Christmas a happy time for our children. 
We have so many that we don't dare 
mention for fear of leaving someone out, 
buL we take this means of thanking all of 
yoi! for the fine job that you do. 





JANUARY BIRTHDAYS 




1 


Cathey Prather 


15 


18 


Gary Adams 


18 


29 


Tracy Goldsmith 


9 



REMEMBER TO GIVE 
THE JOY GIFT! 

The annual Joy Gift which is received 
in Presbyterian churches brings joy to 
those who give it and to those who re- 
ceive it — retired ministers and their 
families whose retirement income is far 
from adequate. 



BRITTAIN'S COVE from page one 

1896. In the August minutes of the same 
year we find that Presbytery transferred 
the chapel at Brittain's Cove from the 
care of the College Hill Church (now 
the Riceville Presbyterian Church) to 
the care of the Oakland Heights Pres- 
byterian Church. 

After the Asheville Normal School was 
closed and the school at Brittain's Cove 
was no longer needed or used, the 
church began to fade and gradually be- 
came almost extinct. The few remaining 
members were looking for a way to re- 
vitalize their church. 

In the April 1943 minutes of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery of the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. it is stated that the Brit- 
tain's Cove Presbyterian Church was re- 
ceived into the Presbytery from Holston 
Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, 
U. S. A. Mr. B. C. Ward was enrolled as 
the elder representative, and Dr. H. B. 
Dendy of Weaverville was named stated 
supply minister. 

Dr. Dendy served the church until 
1964. Although not always preaching 
himself, he served as an advisor and ar- 
ranged for other ministers and students 
to supply. From the long list of men who 
served at Brittain's Cove it is interesting 
to note that many went on to service 
on the mission field. Among them are 
John Sommerville, David Parks, Olin 
Coleman, Joe Martin, and Robert Armi- 
stead. 

In the year 1962 the members of the 
Brittain's Cove Church realized the 
necessity for either remodeling the old 
church or building a new one. Under 
the guidance of Dr. Dendy the situation 
was studied, and in November 1962 the 
session voted to recommend to the con- 
gregation that a new church building be 
erected on the same site as the old one. 
There was agreement that the construc- 
tion was to be done over a period of 
two years and would be done by the 
men of the church with the aid of volun- 
teers from the Weaverville Church. No 
money was borrowed at the beginning 
nor during the time of construction. 
The church building was paid for as it 
was built. 

The building committee was composed 
of the following: Charlie Hensley, chair- 
man, Cleve Honeycutt, Rome Kilby, and 
Ralph Penland. The finance committee 
was composed of Harold Sluder, chair- 
man, Frank Hall, Roy Muse, and Mrs. 
Cleve Honeycutt. Ground was broken in 
March of 1963, and as soon as weather 
permitted, the men began working each 
Saturday and were served dinner by the 
women of the church. 

The members of the Church had long 
felt the need of a full time minister. A 
plan was devised whereby, if a man 
could be secured, he would serve as Pas- 
tor at Brittain's Cove and as Assistant 
Pastor at the Weaverville Church. The 



salary would be paid jointly by the two 
churches and by the Church Extension 
Committee of Presbytery. 

In January 1964 Robert J. Coker, Jr., 
a senior at Columbia Theological Semi- 
nary, came and preached for both con- 
gregations. In February he' was issued a 
call to become Pastor upon his gradua- 
tion in June. 

On November 25, 1964, the Wednes- 
day before Thanksgiving, the first service 
was held in the sanctuary of the new 
church. Pews were not installed until 
January 1965, but it was deemed fitting 
that the first service should be on 
Thanksgiving. 

In 1966 the Rev. Robert J. Coker re- 
signed as Pastor at Brittain's Cove to 
accept the call of the Valley Pike Pres- 
byterian Church of Bristol, Tennessee. 
In July -^f the following year Asheville 
Presbytery ordained the Rev. J. Douglas 
Heck and installed him as Pastor of the 
Brittain's Cove Church and of the Bethel 
Church in Haywood County. Mr. and 
Mrs. Heck lived in the manse at Weaver- 
ville. This relationship continued until 
1969 when Mr. Heck was called to be 
Assistant Pastor of Pinelands Presby- 
terian Church in Miami, Florida. 

Following Mr. Heck's resignation, the 
Church was served by Dr. Dendy and 
by Ruling Elder Donald Roberts of the 
Westminster Church in Asheville. Be- 
ginning in the summer of 1970 and con- 
tinuing into May 1971, Brittain's Cove 
was supplied by Dr. John Crawford, 
Professor of History at Montreat-Ander- 
son College. 

The present supply minister at Brit- 
tain's Cove is the Rev. Phillip Nicholas, 
a retired UPUSA minister whose last 
active pastorate, 'interestingly enough, 
was in Cleveland, Ohio, the city that 
provided funds for the first building. 



MEMORIAL GIFTS From Page Four 

Armstrong, Mr. & Mrs. James M. Coleman, Asheville 
SMITHSON, MR. N. D., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. May A 

Dunn, Asheville. 
TATE, MRS. ELIZABETH F., CANTON — Miss Betty 

Lou Tate, Canton. 
TENNENT, MISS MARY A., GREENSBORO, N. C — 

Mrs. J. R. Johnson, Asheville. 
THORNE, MISS MARGARET A., HENDERSONVILLE — 

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Shepard, Hendersonville. 
TRUESDAIL, MRS. EMMALOU DUDLEY, BREVARD — 

Mr. & Mrs. John W. Eastes, Brevard. 
WADE, MR. FRANK, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mr. & Mrs. 

C. M. Wolfe, Jacksonville, Fla. The Rev. & Mrs. 

Harold T. Bridgman, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Allison, 

Black Mountain. 
WALKER, SGT. CHARLES, HYATTSVILLE, MD. — Mrs. 

Velma Dillingham, Barnardsville. 
WHITE, MR. & MRS. HUGH, GASTONIA, N- C. — Mrs. 

Bolard More, Black Mountain. 
WHITE, MRS. NONA SMITHSON, TUCSON, ARIZ. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Capps, Mrs. May A. Dunn, Mrs. 

Sara A. Smithson, Asheville. Marianna and Kytle 

Williams, Miami, Fla. 
WHITE, MR. W. W., HENDERSON, N. C. — Mildred 

Reese, Hendersonville. 
WILLIAMS, MR. JAMES W., HENDERSONVILLE — Dr. 

& Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville. 
WILLIAMS, MR. ROBERT E., BLACK MOUNTAIN — 

Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Jacksonville, Fla. The Rev. 

& Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. 

Allison, Mr. & Mrs. Bolard More, Black Mountain. 
WOOLLCOTT, MR. PHILIP, ASHEVILLE — Dr. & Mrs. 

Mark L. Reed, 111, Chapel Hill. Mrs. Samuel J. 

Fisher, Asheville. 
YANDELL, MRS. BETTY, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — The 

Rev. & Mrs. Stanley L. Bennett, Gullowhee. 



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December, 1971 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ADAMS, MR. WADE H., WHITTIER, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John D. Smith, Asheville. 

ALLEN, MRS. CADE B., ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — 
Mrs. Jessie M. Childs, Hendersonville. 

ALLEN, MASTER CHRISTOPHER DAVID, ASHEVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 

ARLEDGE, MR. FRED D., SALUDA, N. C. — Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Brevard. 

BAUMGARDNER, MRS. MAUDE — Mrs, T. E. Reed, 
Sylva. 

BLACKMON, MRS. SUZANNE, CHELSEA, MASS. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles E. Smith, Hendersonvillle. Mrs. J. R. 
Johnson, Asheville. 

BOW/LES, MRS. W. F., GREENSBORO, N. C. — Miss 
Betty Lou Tate, Canton. 

BRANDENBERGER, MR. ALVIN, EVANSVILLE, IND. — 
Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Vaughi, Swannanoa. 

STOCKTON, MR. J., BRYAN, FLA. — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Erichson, Asheville. 

CALLAHAN, MR. KERMYT W., CORAL GABLES, FLA. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Prevost, Sr., Maggie Valley. 

GARLAND, MR. URAL, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Gary 
G. Flatow, Asheville. 

CARLISLE, MR. HILLIARD L„ HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. Philip Thibodeau, Hendersonville. 

CHRISTIAN, MR. WILLIAM BEVERLY, DANBURY, N. C. 
— Southern Cemetery Association, Asheville. 

CHURCH, MR. FRED C, BOONE, N. C. — Women of 
The Bethel Church, Waynesville. Claud, Nell and 
Joe Church, Canton. 

COGGINS, MR. RONNIE — Mr. & Mrs. Bill Prevost, 
Sr., Maggie Valley. 

CORKILL, MR. McCOY, ASHEVILLE — Dr. & Mrs. 
Mark L. Reed, III, Chapel Hill. Mrs. Samuel J. 
Fisher, Asheville. 

CUDD MR, FORREST BOBBY, BREVARD — Mr. & 
Mrs. Willis W. Brittain, Brevard. ,,^„„,^ 

DAVIS, MR. REECE O'NEAL, SR., ASHEVILLE — 
Lakey Gap Church, Black Mountain. 

DEEMER MRS. MARY B., BROOKVILLE, PA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. W. C. Breazeale, Asheville. 

DENDY, MR. JAMES STUART, NEW LONDON, CONN — 
Journal Staff of the Weaverville Office, Mr. & Mrs. 
J H Dillard, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Ed Cole & Family, Mary 
Louise Siler, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Mr. & Mrs. 
Michael Ward and Bryan, Mrs. L. E. McLean, Mrs. 
Joan Calloway, Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Smith and Family, 
Mr. & Mrs. B. K. Glasgow and Ed, Mr. & Mrs. David 
C. Ward and Patty, Mrs. Carl Sawyer and Children, 
Mrs. John C. McDowell, Miss Catherine Peel<e, Mrs. 
J. E. Peeke, Mrs. J. Fred Osborne, Miss Josephine Os- 
borne, Circle No. 4 of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady Cross, Miss Deana Cross, Mrs. John Silvers, 
Verlin and Obera Silvers, The J. K. Rogers Family, 
Mrs. John Hansen, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Hickey and Fam- 
ily, Mrs. A. Cox, Mrs. C. E. George, Mrs. Helen M. 
Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Harper, Circle No. 6 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. G rover C. 
Brown, Mrs. Stan McLean, Katherine S. McLean, Mr. 
Frank Hall, Jessie Burgess, Mrs. Austin Mackey, Mr. 
& Mrs. George B. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Bartlett, 
The John Wrights, Mae and Glenn Kennedy, Circle 
No. 5 of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. M. F. 
Yost, Boyd's Union Chapel, Weaverville Presbyterian 
Church, Ladies Bible Class of The Presbyterian 
Church, Men's Bible Class of The Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds B. Revls, Weaverville. 
Dr. & Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Miss Edith Sollmann, Mrs. 
M. C. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. 
Allen T. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price and 
Leslie, Mr. Jack E. Williamson, Mr. & Mrs. Arnold 
Phillips, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace and Ken, 
Dr. G. Aiken Taylor, Mr. Arthur H. Matthews, Mr. & 
Mrs. William A. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Mr. & 
Mrs, T. H. Lamb, Mrs. C. E. Gordon, Mrs. Grace G. 
Maness, Mrs,. Arthur M. Hughes, Dr. & Mrs. R. E. Mc- 
Clure, Mr. E. D. Blankenship, Mr. & Mrs. James M. 
Westall, Mr. & Mrs. Harry S. Corey, Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
P. Williams and Biltmore Press Employees, Mrs. O. L. 
Merchant, Miss Jean Merchant, Mr. & Mrs. Edward 
G. Roberts, Dr. & Mrs. Pearce Roberts, Jr., Mr. 



D. L. Simpson, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sawyer, Mrs. 
Jessie L. Burton, Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Carl Dockery, Asheville. Board of Trustees of The 
Presbyterian Home, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, 
Black Mountain. The Rev. & Mrs. Stanley L. Bennett, 
Cullowhee. Mr. David S. Bender, Gerton. Mr. Walter 
D. Nelson, Arden. Dillingham Presbyterian Church, 
Mrs. Velma Dillingham, Barnardsville, Mr. & Mrs. 
C. B. Nelon, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Smith, 
Hendersonville. Dr. L. Nelson Bell, Mr. & Mrs. M. H. 
Saunders, Mrs. M. C. Wood, Miss Winifred M. Wood, 
Montreal. Mrs. Bess W. Rayne, Mr. & Mrs. Ellis 
Vaught, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Shope; Candler. 
Mrs. Richard Revis, Mr. Richard A. Revis, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. Martinez, Richmond, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. 
Hilliard L. Revis, Mark and Steven, Concord, Calif. 
The Rev. & Mrs. E. G. Clary, LaGrange, Ga. Mr. & 
Mrs. Joe E. Jones, Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. N. C. 
Holcombe, Dr. Robert G. Rosser, Jr., Cocoa, Fla. 
Mr. & Mrs. Steve A. White, Mebane, N. C. Mrs. 
George T. Peters, Knoxville, Tenn. Mrs. Louise 
Sadler, Mr. & Mrs. E. P. Magill, Woodruff, S. C. 
Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert C. Mays, Bostic, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. 
John W. McAIister, Jr., Fries, Va. Mrs. Elma M. 
Edmunds, Columbia, S. C. 

DONALDSON. COL. THOMAS QUINTON — Mrs. T. Q. 
Donaldson, Etowah. 

EDWARDS, MRS. URAL ROLLINS, MORGANTON, N. C. 
— Women of The Bethel Presbyterian Church, Waynes- 
ville. 

FAIRLY, MR. ROBERT S., JR., CHARLOTTE, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Smathers, Canton. 

FEASTER, MR. MARSHALL M., SR., BREVARD — Mr. 
& Mrs. Willis W. Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. John W. 
Eastes, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Shepard, 
Hendersonville. 

FLUKER, MRS. RUTH C, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Crowell, 
Jr., The Feagins, Dr. & Mrs. Phillip A. Sellers, 
Hendersonville. 

FOLSOM, DR. T. W., SWANNANOA — Mr. & Mrs. Ellis 
Vaught, Mrs. B. M. Fortune, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. 
Arnold Powell, Hendersonville. 

GASNER, MR. RICHARD WAYNE, NASHVILLE, TENN. 
— Southern Cemetery Association, Asheville. 

GILL, MRS. ADELAIDE LANGHRAN, AUSTIN, TEX. — 
Mrs. Jere E. Cocke, Asheville. 

GOEPFERT, MR. MARTIN H., SR., HENDERSONVILLE 
— Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

GRAY, MR. JAVAN J., FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. H. W. 
Travillian, Mrs. R. L. Crook, Dallas, Tex. Mr. & Mrs. 
William Holden, Mrs. Esther W. Gustaw, Frankliin. 

GUFFIN, MISS ALICE, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Mrs. 0. T. 
Wynne, Asheville. 

HARRELL, MRS. E. M., ORMOND BEACH, FLA.— Mrs 
John L. Wilson & Family, Brevard 

HAYES. MISS MYRTLE, FRANKLIN — Sunday School 
Class No. 3 of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Horace T. Nolen, Franklin. 

HAYNIE, MRS. MAUDE F., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Corriher, 
Mr. & Mrs. 0. B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonviile, 

HAZELTINE, MRS. ELIZABETH NORTH, HENDERSON- 
VILLE — Mr. Russel North Hazeltine. Dana. 

HENDON, MRS MARGARET, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Carl 
Killian, Culllowhee. Mrs. Samuel J. Fisher, Ashe- 
ville. 

HODGKIN, THE REV. W. L, SWANNANOA — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville, 

HOLLY, MR. JOHN, WAYNESVILLE — Mrs. Lynn Vance 
Wheeler, Plymouth, N. C. 

HORTON, MR. CLYDE N., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
John E. Lawson, Mr. & Mrs. Harold R. Woody, Mr. 
Arthur G. Kiser, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar F. Cross, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles Dean, Debbie and Gary, Malvern Hills 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs, Jack C. Miller, Men 
of The Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 
Thomas J. Gibson, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph P. Pressley, 
Electric Motor Repair Division of Hayes & Lunsford 
Electric Company, Electric Construction Division of 
Hayes & Lunsford Electric Company, Mrs. P. V. 
Brown, Jr., Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Brooks Coley, Wen- 
dell, N. C. 

HUGHEY, MR. WALTER G., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack D. Reynolds, Arden. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Boyter, 
Asheville. E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Company, 
Brevard. 

HUMES, MR. LAWRENCE B., NASHVILLE, TENN.— Mrs. 
Olive Ellis, Mr. L. B. Nichols, Mr. Lee B. Nichols, 
Andrews. Mrs. Russell H. Watson, Morganton, N. C. 
Miss Margaret M. Klumpp, Robbinsville. 

JONES, MRS. ORLEAN ALFORD, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 



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Ophelia Palmer Stokes, Dr. & Mrs. Lewis B, Lefkowitz, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Rooney, Mr. Marion Thomas, 
Sr., Nashville, Tenn. 

JONES, MR. RUFNER, POMPANO BEACH, FLA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Otis E. Stepp, Canton. 

JOYNER, MISS WENONAH, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. A. Plummer, Asheville. Dr. Cora Lee Jennings, 
Miss Melita Hofmann, Southhold, N. Y. 

KEITH, MR. GUY, WEAVERVILLE — Mrs. Jack M. 
McLean, Weaverville. 

KINGSBERRY, MR. E. CLEVE, FRANKLIN — Franklin 
Presbyterian Church, Sunday School Class No. 3 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

LEDBETTER, MR. RALPH, SPARTANBURG, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Art Wall, Canton. 

LOFTIN, MR. EDWARD L., WEAVERVILLE — Mary 
Louise Siler, Weaverville. 

MacMARTIN MR. KENNETH, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. John Loren Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Troy Justus, 
Miss Midge Deake, Miss Grace Deake, Mr & Mrs. 
Bill Osborne, Alma A Willard, Margaret Mills, Mr. 
& Mrs. Davis H. Mills, Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. 
Spencer, Mr. & Mrs. John Heckler, Mr. Robert E. 
Rice, Dorothy Corning, Dorothy E. D. Weaver, Mr. 
& Mrs. George Moyer, Hendersonville. Mrs. Ralph 
Baier, Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock Mrs. Russell C. 
Whitney, Hinsdale, 111. Mrs. Albert E. Norville, 
Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Robinson, Barre, Vt. 

MAXWELL, MR. J. G,, ASHEVILLE — Circle No. 1 
of The Preslbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

McFARLAND, MRS. VIRGINIA, ATLANTA, GA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. A. Anderson, Ashevillle. 

McMINN, MRS. ETHEL, BREVARD — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

MITCHELL, MRS. ALA — Mrs. T. E. Reed, Sylva. 

MUNRO, MR THOMAS F., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 
John W. Eastes, Brevard. 

NICHOLSON, MR. WALTER, MIAMI, FLA. — Mrs. 
Vlnnie L. Black, Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Henderson- 
ville. 

NIX, MR. GEORGE B., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs, 
Van H. Butler, Arden. 

NEVILLE, MRS. JESSIE, HENDERSONVILLE — Miss 
Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Hendersonville. 

NORVILLE. MR. HUGH DE, TRYON, N. C. — Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Tryon. 

ORDWAY, MR. L. B., BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Dr. & 
Mrs. Albert Berry, Mr. Thomas S. Morrison, Ashe- 
ville. 

POOLE, MRS. JOE, BREVARD — Mrs. Albert E. Norville, 
Brevard. 

PRICE, MRS. RAINIE BRACKETT, ELLENBORO, N, C— 
Miss Ashleigh A. Woerner, Hendersonville. 

RANKIN, MRS ISABEL G., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Rebekah 
H. Murray, Waynesville. 

RAY, MR. C. BARTON, CLYDE, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Canton. 

RAY, MR. TED R., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
John Loren Brown, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mrs. 
L. B. Prince, Dr. & Mrs. Phillip A. Sellers, Hender- 
sonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

REIGHARD, MRS. L. E., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. E. B. 
Moorefield, Mrs. G. E. Gowdy, Mrs. Frank J. Lhota, 
Asheville. Mrs. Louise Marsh, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Sten- 
strom. Dr. & Mrs. Phillio A, Sellers, Hendersonville. 

RILEY, MR. GEORGE, NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. — Mr. 
& Mrs Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 

SAMS, DR. W. A., MARSHALL, N. C. — Dr. & Mrs. 
A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 

SAVAGE, DR. CHARLES, MOBILE, ALA. — Mrs. A. P. 
Hassell & Family, Hendersonville. 

SAWYER, MRS. L. C. — Mrs. T. E. Reed, Sylva. 

SEXTON, MRS. LAVADA LAUGHTER, HENDERSON- 
VILLE — Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Henderson- 
ville. 

SHUMOLIS, MR. ALEX A., SR., CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. Ned Morris, Asheville. 

SILER, MAJOR A. M.. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEX. — Mr. 
& Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Weaver- 
ville. 

SISK, MRS. JIM, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. Jack G. Mc- 
Cracken & Family, Waynesville. 

SMILER, MR. TOMMY, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — 
Southern Cemetery Association, Asheville. 

SMITH, MR. C. RAYMOND, SR., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mrs. Lucille Clouse, Larry and Alan, Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald E. Morrow, Donna and Mike, Circle No. 2 
of the First Church, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Feagin, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. I. F. Reese, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, 
Mr. & Mr. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin 
Sutherland, Mrs. 1. H. Pearce, Lila Ripley Barnwell 
Class of First Church, Miss Maggie Good, Chapter 
B of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Quinn, 
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Barber, Jr., Mildren S. Reese, 
Mrs. L. B. Prince, Mrs. John T. Scott, Jr., Mrs. 
Ellse R. Barber, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. W. J. 
Williamson, Sr., Mrs. Mary H. Plexico, Charlotte, 
N. C. Mr. & Mrs. D. Robert Reese, Marietta, Ga. 
Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Richardson, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred C. Pierce, Decatur, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. 
Doyle Call and Calvin, Cedar Vale, Kans. Mr. & 
Mrs. William J. Williamson, Jr., Matthews, N. C. 
Mr. & Mrs. John Stewart, Jr. and Family, Mrs. John 
M. Stewart, Miss Sarah Stewart, Mrs. Joan G. Wright, 
Mrs. Laura B. Rauch, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Herron, 
Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Stenseth, Mr. & Mrs. W. E. 
Holroyd, Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. McFadden, Rock 
Hill, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. W. Gibson Campbell. Jr., 
Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. T. W. Wright, Jr., Mrs. T. W. 
Wright, Sr., Branchville, S. C. Dr. & Mrs. Joseph 
P. Bailey and Robert Bailey, Flat Rock. 

SMITH, MR. F. STAGEY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. Felix W. 
Potts & Family, Bryson City. Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. 

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PRESBYTERY MEETS 
AT GRACE COVENANT 

The Winter meeting o£ Asheville Pres- 
bytery was held at the Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Janu- 
ary 18. 

The Rev. James L. Lyons called the 
meeting to order and preached the re- 
tiring Moderator's sermon. He was suc- 
ceeded as Moderator by the Rev. Edwin 
P. Graham, pastor of the Arden church. 

Presbytery heard a report of 1971 re- 
ceipts and disbursements (see story on 
page 2) and adopted a 1972 spending 
budget for Assembly, Synod and Presby- 
tery causes of $250,100. 

Elected to represent the Presbytery as 
commissioners to the General Assembly 
were the following: Ruling Elders L. 
Nelson Bell of Montreat and William 
Stanley of Brevard; Ministers C. Grier 
Davis of Montreat and James L. Lyons 
of Swannanoa. Elder alternates are Dr. 
Horace Adams of Grace Covenant and 
Douglas Reed of CuUowhee. Minister 
alternates are Hugh Eichelberger of 
Trinity and C. W. Solomon of Lakey 

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ETOWAH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The beginning of the Etowah Presby- 
terian Church dates back to the late 
1800's, when Mrs. Norah Henry went 
daily to the spot where the present 
church stands, and at the foot of a tree, 
prayed that a church might be built 
there. The Henry's were among the 
first settlers in the valley. Their cabin 
was located on the land which later be- 
came the J. L. Gash homestead. 

In 1894 the church was organized near 
the Holly Springs community with 16 
members. It was given the name "Mid- 
way", being midway between Mills River 
and Davidson River Presbyterian church- 
es. The same Pastor served the three 
churches, riding horseback and stopping 
to preach in the afternoon on his way 
down the river. 

Around 1904 the church was moved 
to its present site. It was built on land 
donated by the late Mr. and Mrs. J. L. 
Gash, who purchased the Henry proper- 
ty- 

At the time the post office was called 
"Money". With the building of the 
railroad, the name was changed to Eto- 
wah, an Indian name meaning "High- 
tower." It was then voted to change the 
name of the church from Midway to 
Etowah. 

The first pastor was the Rev. H. H. 
Oveicash .... the officers being Mr. 



Bert Greer, Mr. Paul Woodfin, Mr. Joe 
Orr and Mr. A. M. Goodman. 

Mrs. Roxanna Anderson, when the 
little group was struggling to move and 
rebuild, walked all the way to Asheville 
to solicit funds from the members of the 
First Presbyterian Church. She taught 
for many years in the Sunday School. 

Mrs. Anderson's grandson, Eade An- 
derson in 1943 became the first candidate 
for the ministry from the Etowah church. 
(Presently there are two teenagers who 
are considering the ministry.) 

Miss Pearl Gash was another worker, 
serving as treasurer of the church for 
fifty years. 

Mrs. Charley English was the first 
president of the women of the church 
which was organized in 1924. 

In 1921, the Rev. W. S. Hutchinson 
who also served the Mills River Church 
was called to be the first regular pastor. 
Thus began a long and wonderful re- 
lationship as the Rev. Hutchinson con- 
tinued on this field until his death in 
1940. 

The following ministers have served 
the church: Rev. Charles Ratchford, 
Rev. D. R. Freeman, Rev. John 
C. Neville Sr. In 1951 Rev. J. C. 
Corwin was the first full-time supply. 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, superintendent 

40 church street, asheville. n. c. r.f.d. t, black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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January, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 
326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw. Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 
1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
minster 



Mary Evans, West- 
— Tad Boggs, 



VICE-MODERATOR 
Asheville First 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Beth Lamb, Ashe- 
ville First 

REGISTRAR — Sam Thielman, Mon- 
treat 

HISTORIAN — Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 
vilie 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Steve Par- 

ham Hendersonville First, Steve 

Coston — Swannanoa, Emily David- 
son Swannanoa, Ellen B anberg 

Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. William H. Bell, Jr., 
The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, Mrs. 
Charles Massey. 



APPALACHIA CONFERENCE 
TO EXPLORE 'ALL MEANS' 

Fifteen missionaries as well as four 
platform speaker will be on hand at 
Gatlinbmg, Tenn., Feb. 4-6 to expla n 
how "all means" can be used to spit . d 
the Gospel of Jesus Christ abrc;id They 
will be leaders of the annual Appalachia 
missions con fere ace which has > >e, 

"By All Means," this year. 

Keynote speaker Friday night will 
be the Rev. David Wavue Smith 
who worked with top government lead- 
ers in Brazil's new capital, Brasilia. Satur- 
day's special speaKcr v/ill be Walter D. 
Shepard, a layu'an and architect wii'i 
long experience i i missions in Africa. 

Leading Bible udles during the wee • 
end will be Kinj^ Tollege Professor Ro- 
bert W. Cousar Jr., a former missionary 
to Brazil. The pastor of the Granada 
Presbyterian Church, Coral Gables, Fla., 
the Rev. Robert Ostenson, will be Sun- 
day preacher. 

A special program feature on youth 
evangelism will be led by the Rev. Sim 
Fulcher, minister of youth at the Coral 
Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauder- 
dale, Fla. Leading conference music will 
be Mr. and Mrs. Ronald OAvens. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Olin Coleman, Brazil 
missionaries on furlough in Asheville 
Presbytery this year, will be among those 
explaining their work. He is an agrono- 
mist, and she is active in Christian edu- 
cation. 

There will also be missionaries with 
such specialties as physical rehabilitation, 
literature distribution and bookstores, 
church building, surgery, teaching of 
missionaries' children, youth work, train- 
ing of para-medical personnel, and con- 
tacting primitive tribesmen. 

ETOWAH from Page One 

After his death the following ministers 
served: 1953 Rev. J. H. Gruver, 1954 
Rev. T. H. Spenre, 1955 Rev. R L. Tor- 
rence. 

In 1957 plans were made to bu Id an 
education building. The Fellowship Hall 
to be used as the Sanctuary. It was to be 
constructed on an adjacent tract of land 
purchased by the congregation. In 1960 
the new building was occupied and the 
old church torn down. 

In 1962 the Rev. W. C. Neel, the first 
full-time pastor to live on the field, was 
called to Etowah. 

It became necessary to build a manse 
if the church was to have the services of 
a pastor to minister adecjuately in the 
church and the community. It was felt 
that this was - ssential to the future of 
the church. 

Construction was started ihe summer 
of 1963. The manse was occupied by 
Rev. and Mrs. Neel in January of 1964. 

Members of the Building Committee 
were: Floyd Saunders, Wv H. McKinna, 
Noble Allison, Mrs. Willi im Gash, Win- 
borne Gash, Mrs. Thoni;;> Monroe and 



BENEVOLENCES DECLINE 
IN 1971 

Contributions to Budgeted Benevol- 
ences were down in 1971 both in Ashe- 
ville Presbytery and throughout the Gen- 
eral Assembly. 

In Asheville Presbytery the figure was 
$240,730 for 1971 compared to $248,450 
in 1970. Of greater significance is the 
fact that receipts in 1971 were much 
more below the budget than in the pre- 
vious year. In 1970 Presbytery missed 
its budget by only $1,345 while in 1971 
the gap was $20,225. 

In the General Assembly contributions 
in 1971 were down by $227,266.66 from 
1970. Due to the fact that the Assembly 
had pared its 1971 askings, the reduced 
receipts came 3.92 per cent closer to the 
budget than did the larger total in 1970. 



Ralph Nicholson; Rev. R. E. McClure, 
exofficio. 

After Rev. Neel's retirement, George 
F. Ganey, a graduate of Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary was installed and or- 
dained as pastor in June 1966. 

Sunday Oct. 1, 1967 was a great day 
for the members and friends of the Eto- 
wah Presbyterian Church. A dedication 
service was conducted during the even- 
ing worship hour. The church building 
and manse were declared free of finan- 
cial indebtedness and were dedicated 
unto the glory and praise of God. 

From September 1970 to February 

1971 the church was without a full time 
minister. Rev. Ganey having resigned 
to accept a call to Durham, N. C. The 
Pulpit Nominating Committee worked 
very hard to find the man that God 
would have come to Etowah. In early 
spring of 1971 the committee presented 
Billy Joe Martin, a student from Colum- 
bia Theological Seminary, to the congre- 
gation. The vote was unanimous to ex- 
tend the call to Mr. Martin upon the 
completion of his work at Columbia. On 
August 1, 1971 he was ordained and in- 
stalled as Pastor. 

Since August 1971 new opportunities 
and goals were placed before the con- 
gregation. Membership has grown from 
73 to 103. A new room was added on 
the manse. A new parking lot has been 
graded and paved. The Holy Spirit is at 
work at Etowah. Prayer groups have 
been started. The youth of the church 
have organized into two groups meeting 
on Sunday evenings. The Sunday evening 
worship service is well attended. The 
church now has two choirs. And for 

1972 a ti-emendous challenge has been 
placed before the church at Etowah. 
With much prayer and hard work the 
church is going self-supporting. This is a 
giant step for Etowah since the church 
has received aid from the Presbytery 
since its organization. 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Robert Myers, one o£ our former boys, 
was married to Miss Sharon Crawford of 
Asheville on Saturday, January 22 at the 
West Asheville Baptist Church. Sharon is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Craw- 
ford. The bride is a sophomore at UNC 
Asheville. Robert attended Montreat- 
Anderson College and Graduated from 
Blanton Business College. He served four 
years in the Army . . . three years over- 
seas. He is employed by the State High- 
way Commission in Asheville. A number 
of our children were in the wedding. 
Cecil and Vestal Caldwell were ushers, 
Jeff Parham was junior ring bearer, 
Barbara Revis served at the reception 
and Mrs. Mary Hall stood in for Robert's 
mother. 

The little boys are enjoying their rec- 
reation this winter. We organized a bas- 
ketball team with boys from the sixth 
through the eighth grades. This is our 
first time in organized basketball, and 
we lost our first game by a wide margin 
but we are sure the boys will improve 
after a few games. 

We were very proud of our boys and 
girls in college as they finished their first 
semester at Lees-McRae College. Sandra 
Laughter along with Susan McKenzie 
made the Dean's List and the boys: Mike 
Bates, Sandy Prather and Jimmy Bell, 
finished with a high C average. Gene 
Guthrie decided to drop out at this 
time and to fulfill his military obliga- 
tion. He is stationed at Fort Jackson in 
South Carolina. 



FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 

27— Becky Clarke 16 

28— Linda Elam 12 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
MISSIONARIES 

Each year we seek to provide in these 
pages the names and addresses of mis- 
sionaries who have gone out from or who 
are supported by the churches of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. 

In addition to the financial support 
we provide for these ambassadors of 
Christ, it is most important that we re- 
member them in our prayers and that 
we correspond with them. It is hoped 
that the appearance of their names here 
will encourage more prayers and more 
letters. 



Rev. and Mrs, Charles G. Alexander 
Caixa Postil 629 
Fortaleza 
Ceara. Brazil 

— (S) Cmton 

Dr. and Mrs. Paul S. Alexander 
Taiwan (Furlough) 
1207 E. Edwards Ave. 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227 

— (S) Oak Forest 

Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Armistead 
Apartado 66-539 
Mexico 12, D. F., Mexico 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Rev. and Mrs. Walter P. Baldwin, Jr. 
Japan (Furlough) 
1044 Alta Vista Road 
Louisville, Ky. 40205 

— (Former Pastor Brevard-DR) 

Rev. and Mrs. John Boyle 
Caixa Postal 85 
79.900 Ponta Pora 
Mato Grosso, Brazil 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Brawand 
San Miguel Chicaj B.V. 
Guatemala, Central America 
With "Wycliffe Translators" 
— From Weaverville, also (S) 

Rev. and Mrs. Bob Cable 
Caixa Postal 154 
Boa Vista Roraima 
Brazil 

— (S) Swannanoa 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Olin Coleman 
Brazil (Furlough) 

148 Murdock Ave. 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 

— From Weaverville (S) Asheville 1st 

(S) Grace Covenant (S) Weaverville 

(S) Hendersonville 1st 

Miss Evlyn Colvin 
Taiwan (Furlough) 
N. McDuffie, Apt. 3 
Anderson, S. C. 29621 

— (S) Bryson City 

Rev. and Mrs. Richard Dye 
Apartado Postal 884 
Acapulco, Guerrero 
Mexico 

— (Former Pastor Riceville) 

Re,, and Mrs. John Ellington 
B. P. 123, Limete 
Via Kinshasa 
Republic of Zaire, Africa 

— (S) Way.tiesville 

Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Gartrell 
Caixa Postal 18. 77 150 
Goianesia, Goias 
Brazil 

— From Montreat 



Miss Agnes Godert 
Route 2, Box 491 
Panama City, Fla. 32401 
Japan (On Leave of Absence) 

— (S) Oak Forest 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill H. Grubbs 
149 Wha San Dong 
Chunju, Chulla Pukdo, Korea 
■ — From Hendersonville 

— (S) Arden (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Rev. and Mrs. David Hamilton 
Mexico (Furlough) 
740 Gillespie St. 
Jackson, Miss. 39202 

— (S) Swannanoa 

Rev. and Mrs. Joe B. Hopper 
Presbyterian Mission 
149 Wha San Dong 
Chunju, No. Chulla, Korea 
From Montreat 

Rev. and Mrs. James L. Jackson, Jr. 
Zaire (Furlough) 
1044 Alta Vista Rd. 
Louisville, Ky. 40205 

— (S) Malvern Hills 

Rev. and Mrs. Jack Maxwell 
McDowell, Virginia 24458 
Brazil (On Leave of Absence) 

— (S) Hazelwood 

Miss Lucile McElroy 
P. O. Box 1217 
Albemarle, N. C. 28001 
Zaire (On Leave of Absence) 
— From Montreat 

— (S) Trinity 

Miss Catherine Peeke 
Casilla 1007 
Quito, Ecuador 
With "Wycliffe Translators" 
From Weaverville, also (S) 

Rev. and Mrs. David E. Ross 
Korea (Furlough) 
1236 Oldfield Drive 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

— (S) Asheville 1st 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Sisk 
Brazil (Furlough) 
113 29th Ave. So. 
Nashville, Tenn. 37212 

— (S) Oak Forest 

Rev. and Mrs. John Somerville 
So. Presbyterian Mission 
No. 133 Ojung-Dong 
Taejon, Korea 

— (S) Swannanoa 

Miss Cora Wayland 

P. O. Box 11004 

Charlotte, N. C. 28209 
(Returning to Korea end of Jan.) 

— (S) Malvern Hills (S) Weaverville 

Rev. and Mrs. D. E. Williams 
Caixa Postal 110 
65000 Sao Luiz, Maranhoa 
Brazil 
From Black Mountain, also (S) 



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January. 1972 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



AITCHESON, MR. FRANK L„ HENDERSONVILLE — 

Mrs. Kathleen C. Aitcheson, Hendersonville. 
ARLEDGE, MR. & MRS. FRED, SALUDA, N. 0. — Mr. 

B^^lE^-M^OET^ok Vr'AlfsTBAUA - Mrs. Sher- 

BA"R'B"ER''^^fe.'R'.''N,; SR., WAYNESVILLE _ Mrs. 
M G. Stamey, Waynesville. ^„^ ,, „ 

BARNEix, MR.' SIDNEY L., PISGAH FOREST - Mr. & 
Mrs Grady Brittain, Mrs. John L. Wilson, Mrs. Carr 
Whitmire, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Newiand Brevard. 
Mrs. H. Hedrick, Mr. Sunday Hedrick, Mr. ^Jf'f- 
Joe P. McLeod, PIsgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs Richard 
H Moore, Babson Park, Fla. Mr. Glenn D. Allen, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Gallway, Ceoar 
Mounialn. _ ^^^,-. ,,,,,, r- c r^ 

BLACKMON, MRS. PAUL W., JR., GREENVILLE, S. C. 

— Mrs. Lucille Chinnock, Forrest City, Ark. 
BREIHOLZ, MRS., FT. LAUDERDALE. FLA. — Mr. & 

Ivirs. Harry Reeves, Andrews. 

BRICE, MRS. JAMES C, EASLEY, S. C. — Mrs. John- 
nie Ruth Weatherly, Asheville. 

BURG IN, MRS. JESSIE L., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Rooert Plimpton, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bolton, Miss 
Mary Logan, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price and Leslie, 
Mrs. H. H. Gambill, Dr. & Mrs. H. Benninga, Mr. & 
Mrs Ray J. Douglas, Circle No. 5 of The First 
Church, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Worley, Mr. 
C G. Worley, Arden. The Rev. & Mrs. David L. 
Parks Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. R. G. Rooinson, Mrs. 
W T. Hyams, Bryson City. Mr. & Mrs. Fred C. 
Lockwood, Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Rachel L. Barber, 
Columbia, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. Morris E. Mitchell, 

CALVIN, ' MR. ROBERT, PASADENA, TEXAS — Mrs. 

Heima Calvin Palen, Clyde. 
CATHEY, MR. BOB, MILLS RIVER — Vernon and 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
CHAMBERS, MRS. JAMES, MARYVILLE, TENN. — Miss 

Ida Jean Brown, Mrs. W. A. Hyatt, Miss Nancy Hyatt, 

Mrs. W. F. Swift, Sr., Circle No. 3 of The Presoy- 

terian Church, Waynesville. 
CONSTANTZ, MRS. GEORGE, CANTON, MO. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Rooert P. Thutt, Women of The Presbyterian 

Cnurch, Sylva. 
CUDD, ■ MR. FORREST B., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur Smart, Brevard. 
DENDY, MR. JAMES STUART, NEW LONDON, CONN. 

— Mrs. Woodrow Dillingham & Family, The Rev. & 
Mrs. David L. Parks, Mr. & Mrs. Ben H. Evans, Mr. 
& Mrs. G. P. Fisher, Mr. John W. Fisher, Women of 
The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sluder, 
Circle No. 8 of The Presbyterian Churoh, Mr. & Mrs. 
George Thomas and John, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. 
S. W. Huudleston, Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Weatherly, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Sawyer, Mrs. Edith 
D. Erskine, Merritt Island, Fla. Mr. Robert Metcalf, 
Jr., Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Joel E. Dendy, Rome, Ga. 
Mrs. W. W. Corbett, Meoane, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. W. 
Donald Munson, Jr., Montreal. Mrs. Frederick Vol- 
beda, San Diego, Calif. Mr. Milton C. Scott, Scott- 
daie, Ga. 

DICKSON, MR. HARVEY, ANDERSON, S. C. — Mrs. 

R. P. Jones, Hendersonville. 
DONALDSON, COL. THOMAS Q., ETOWAH — Mrs. 

T. 0. Donaluson, Etowah. 
DORNSEIF, MR. A. J., GREENSBORO, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 
DUNWODY, MR. C. E., SR., ROGERSVILLE, TENN. — 

Mrs. Eric Hall, Candler. 
ELWELL, DR. ALFRED M., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur Smart, Brevard. 
ENSLEY, MRS, LEILA, FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. George 

Sowerby, Franklin. 
FLUKER, MRS. RUTH, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Ray 

W. Williams, Hendersonville. Mr. James L. Harber- 

son, San Rafael, Calif. 
GASH, MR. FRED, AZALEA, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. E. L. 

Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Weaverville. 
GREGORY, MRS. OLIVE MORRISON, TUPELO, MISS.— 

Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Canton. 
GRESHAM, THE REV. PAUL N., GREENVILLE, 8. C. — 

Mrs. Ruth W. Geddings, Asheville. 
GROOVER, MRS. BEULAH, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. William M. Gregg, Hendersonville. 
HARDEN, MR. M. L., WALHALLA, S. C. — Taylor Bible 

Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 



Mary Waters, Miss Dorothy Miller, Asheville. 
HARRELL, MRS. E. M. — Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Cox, Mr. 

& Mrs. J. H. Davidson, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. 

C. H. Davidson, Virginia Beach, Va. 
HAYES, MISS MYRTLE, FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. 

George Sowerby, Circle No. 1 of The Presbyterian 

Church, Franklin. 
HOPP, MRS. LOUISE, CHICAGO, ILL. — Mr. & Mrs. 

5 J. Vavruska, Hazelwood. 

HORTON, MR. CLYDE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Agnes C. 

Nichols, Asheville. 
HOWARD, MRS. WILLIAM B., ASHEVILLL- — Mr. & 

Mrs. Charles R. Hunter, Asheville. 
HUDSON, MR. ROBERT GORDON, WAYNESVILLE — 

Mrs. Elaine Hudson, Waynesville. 
HYDE, THE REV. WESLEY — Dr. Frances Triggs, 

Mountain Home. 
JONES, MRS. DWIGHT, FAIRFIELD, OHIO — Mr. & 

Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Canton. 
JOYNER, MISS WENONAH, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Alma 

Burgess, Asheville. Mrs. Myrtle Bates, Weaverville. 
KINGSBERY, MR. CLEVE, FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. 

George Sowerby, Franklin. 
KNABB, MRS. WILL, MACCLENNY, FLA. — Mrs. C. D. 

Moss, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, Canton. 
LANGHANS, MISS LYDIA, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — 

Mr. & Mrs. John I. Bush, Hendersonville. 
LIPE, MRS. OLLIE — Mr. & Mrs. Crawford Pearson, 

Asheville. , _ „ 

LOCKABY, MR. HUGH, HENDERSONVILLE — Dr. 

Marion Ross, Mrs. R. P. Jones, Hendersonville. 
LOFTIN, MR. EDWARD LANDIS, WEAVERVILLE — Mr. 

6 Mrs. T. R. Everett, Asheville. 

MATTHEWS, MR. JAMES HOUSTON, JR., GASTONIA, 

M. c. — Mr. & Mrs. Bolard More, Black Mountain. 
McCABE, MR. ARTHUR, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

David W. Alexander, Asheville. 
McDEVlTT, MR. WILLIAM PAGE, JR., GREENSBORO, 

N C. — Mr. & Mrs. Grover C. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansel Smith, Women of The Presbyterian Church, 

Weaverville. 
MENSCER, SGT. DAVID, STATESVILLE, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. James Wagoner, Brevard. 
MOAKE, MRS. STELLA, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

C D. Church, Canton. 
MORRIS, MR. AUSTIN, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Dr. & 

Mrs C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 
MUNRO, MR. THOMAS F., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur Smart, Brevard. 
NEUMAN, IRENE, DEALE, MD. — Mrs. May A. Dunn, 

Asheville. 
NORVILLE, MR. ALBERT E., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur Smart, Brevard. 
ORDWAY, MR. L. B., BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Mr. & 

Mrs S. W. Huddleston, Asheville. 
PAGE, MR. FRANK A., JR., BAY SHORE, N. Y. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Frank A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 
PAINTER, MR. CLYDE, SYLVA — Women of The Pres- 
byterian Church, Sylva. 
PATTON, MR. A. R., ASHEVILLE — Women of The 

West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
PLAXCO, DR. MOFFATT, DUE WEST, S. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Gus M. Devlin & Family, Asheville. 
PURSLEY, MR. C. B., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 
RATHBUN, MRS. L. A., ROCHESTER, N. Y. — Dr. 

Lewis S. Rathbun, Asheville. 
ROLLINS, MR. JOHN, BOWLING SPRINGS, N. C. — 

Women of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
RONQUILLO, CAPT. & MRS. LOUIS, NEW ORLEANS, 

LA. — Miss Norma Ronquillo, New Orleans, La. 
RUFTY, MRS. MAXINE, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. S. J. Vavruska, Hazelwood. 
RYMER, MISS JEMIMA, HENDERSONVILLE — Vernon 

and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
SHAW, HELEN ANN, WELLSBURG, N. Y. — Mrs. Hazel 

Ford, Doris and Jack, Mrs. Martha Shaw, Mr. James 

Johnson, Asheville. 
SHAW, LT. STANLEY S., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 
SHERMAN, MR. LOUIS, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. Wyly G. Campbell, Hendersonville. 
SKELTON, MR. JAMES H., SR., ANDERSON, S. C. — 

Mrs Eloise Nelson, Mrs. Joyce Brandon, Mrs. Muriel 

Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil K. Allison, Mrs. T. H. 

Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Registered 

Nurses of W.N.C. Sanatorium, Black Mountain. Dr. 

& Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville. 
SMITH, MR. C. RAYMOND, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 
SMITH, MRS KATHARIN ROBERTSON, ASHEVILLE — 

Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Circle No. 3 of The 

Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 
SMITH, MRS. LESSIE, WAYNESVILLE — Circle No. 1 

of the Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. Mr. R. L. 

Prevost, Hazelwood. 

SMITH, MR. RAYMOND, HENDERSONVILLE — Wednes- 
day Afternoon Bridge Club, Rock Hill, S. C. 



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SMITH, MRS. W. D., WAYNESVILLE — Mrs. Hugh J. 
Sloan, Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, Waynesville. 

SNELSON, MR. A. E., FRANKLIN — Circle No. 1 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Bolton, 
Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert L. Van Vleet, The J. A. Flanagan 
Sunday School Class of The Presbyterian Church, 
Franklin Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. George 
Sowerby, Sunday School Class No. 3 of The Presby- 
terian Church, Bill, Mary and Dickie Gregory, Mr. 
& Mrs. Eugene Ulmer, Franklin. 

SURSAVAGE, MRS. RUTH, ANDREWS — Mr. James A. 
Wood, Andrews. 

SWAIN, JEANETTE, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Lewis 
D. Mitchell, Asheville. 

WAGNER, MRS. BILL, DOUGLASTON, L. I., N. Y. — 
Mrs. Claire Hennemann, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eberle, 
Brevard. 

WENTWORTH, MRS. HORTENSE, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Mrs. Frances Sayre, Asheville. 

WILLIAMS, MRS. VIRGINIA WITHERS, CANTON — 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

WOODDELL, MR. CLIVE, MT. HOPTE, W. VA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Asheville. 

WRIGHT, MRS. JOHN C, FRANKLIN — Cicle No. 1 
of The Presbyterian Church, The Franklin Presby- 
terian Church, Women of The Presbyterian Church, 
Franklin. 

WRIGHT, MRS. PEARL, FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Sowerby, Sunday School Class No. 3 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

ZIEGLER, MRS. ELLA, PA. — Circle No. 2 of The 
Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

AIKEN AND BELL 
RESIGN PASTORATES 

The January 18 meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery gi-anted requests of two pas- 
tors that the pastoral relationships be- 
tween them and their congregations be 
dissolved. 

The Rev. Wyatt Aiken, pastor of the 
Franklin and Morrison Churches since 
April 1969, has resigned to accept work 
in religious broadcasting with the Blue 
Ridge Broadcasting Company. 

The Rev. William H. Bell, pastor of 
the Bryson City Church since July 1970, 
has accepted a call to become Associate 
Pastor of the Covenant Piesbyterian 
Church of Columbia, South Carolina. 

PRESBYTERY From Page One 

Gap. 

Mrs. J. T. Russell, President of the 
Women of the Church of Asheville Pres- 
bytery, was presented and made the an- 
nual report for that body. 

Presbytery heard two overtures, one 
from the Rev. R. E. McClure asking that 
the General Assembly direct its Perman- 
ent Judicial Commission to investigate 
reports of "drinking" in connection with 
the 1971 Assembly meeting and to con- 
demn the practice if it was found lo 
have taken place but to condemn the re- 
ports if they were found to be incorrect. 
The other overture, from the session of 
the M^eaverville Church, asks the As- 
sembly to hear with favor the request of 
the Synod of Appalachia that the Synod 
not be dissolved and that the churches 
of Appalachia be allowed to postpone 
payment of operational expenses of new 
synods until a verdict is given on the 
Appalachia request. Both overtures were 
adopted on close votes. 

As a part of the report of the World 
Missions Committee, Mr. Olin Coleman, 
an Elder of the Weaverville Church and 
a Presbyterian missionary to Brazil, ad- 
dressed the presbytery concerning his 
work. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of 
the Brevai^d-Davidson River Church to 
hold the Spring meeting at Brevard on 
Saturday, April 15. 




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Vol. LXIII February. 1972 No. 2 



MISSIONS CONFERENCE 
ATTENDED BY 1450 

"By All Means," theme of the Eighth 
Appalachia World Missions Conference, 
took flesh before participants from 
Asheville Presbytery and elsewhere as 
they heard from missionaries who use a 
variety of talents in a variety of loca- 
tions. 

Personifying the theme at the Gatlin- 
burg weekend event was Levy Tavares, 
two term deputy (member of the House 
of Representatives) in the Brazilian 
Congress. Through interpreter David 
Wayne Smith he told the 1450 partici- 
pants of crucial decisions and important 
events in which he had participated in 
the Brazilian government. 

None of these headlined occasions 
were as important for him as the decisive 
moment when he met Jesus Christ, the 
guest speaker declared. After this de- 
cisive time, he told conferees, a Christian 
has the obligation to convert all his 
time and opportunities to the service of 
his Lord. 

Young people filling the Gatlinburg 

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MURPHY PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Although the formal organization of 
the Murphy Presbyterian Church took 
place in 1896, a determination to orga- 
nize Presbyterian work in that commu- 
nity can be traced to a much earlier 
time. In the 1855 records of Concord 
Presbytery there is reference to the pur- 
chase of a three acre lot in the Murphy 
area for the building of a church. Long 
time residents of Murphy relate that 
their elders remember attending school 
in a building on this property, but there 
is no available record of church organ- 
ization or services. 

On September 1, 1896 a commission of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery composed of the 
Rev. H. M. Parker, the Rev. R. W. 
Alexander, and Elder W. H. Faucett of 
Waynesville organized the Murphy Pres- 
byterian Church. There were eleven 
charter members, "five male and six 
female". Seven of these members were 
received by transfer and four were re- 
ceived by examination. The Rev. J. B. 
Cochran was acting pastor. 

In those days Murphy was a "thriving" 
community of approximately 1000 peo- 
ple. It was connected by rail with Ashe- 
ville and therefore with other points east, 
north, and south. Travel time between 



Murphy and Asheville was twelve and 
a half hours eastbound but only twelve 
hours when going west. 

In 1899 the Rev. Jesse Siler served the 
church for a period of six months. Dur- 
ing this time |1000 was raised toward 
the building of a house of worship. Dur- 
ing the ministry of the Rev. R. S. Brown 
which began in the latter part of the 
same year the church edifice was com- 
pleted. The building cost $1500 and was 
free of debt upon completion. This 
latter development was made possible 
through the sale of property already 
owned, presumably the lot mentioned 
in the 1855 records of Concord Presby- 
tery. The church building which was be- 
gun in 1899 is that which serves the 
Murphy congregation at the present. 

Nine different ministers served the 
church from its organization until 1920. 
In that year the Rev. M. C. Liddell be- 
came pastor, and in a period of three 
years the membership increased from 35 
to 120 which meant that it was one of 
the larger congregations in the presby- 
tery. 

The first organization for women was 
begun in 1900 and was known as The 
Women's Missionary Society. In 1921 the 
name was changed to The Women's 
Auxiliary. 

By 1943 the membership of the church 
had dropped to 53. An upsurge of inter- 
est and activity accompanied the coming 
of the Rev. T. G. Tate in 1945. Mem- 
bers were added, and a project which 
had been interrupted by World War II 
was completed. An educational annex 
was built at a cost of $6500 which in- 
cluded an assembly room, four class 
rooms and rest rooms. 

Following the retirement of Mr. Tate, 
the church called Mr. James R. Crook 
who graduated from Union Seminary 
in 1949. Mr. Crook was installed during 
the summer of 1949. Not only did he 
lead in the reorganization of the youth 
work, but his emphasis on evangelism 
saw 28 members added to the church 
during the first year of his pastorate. . . 
11 on profession of faith and 17 by 
transfer. 

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SISA2 M II IH TQcTstiO 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie. Superintendent 

40 church street. asheville. n. c. r.f.d. 1, black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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February. 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw. Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonviile, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 

1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
minster 



Mary Evans, West- 



VICE-MODERATOR — Tad Hoggs, 
Asheville First 

TREASURER Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonviile First 



STATED CLERK 
viile First 



Beth Lamb, Ashe- 



REGISTRAR Sam Thielman, Mon- 
treal 

HISTORIAN — Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 
ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Steve Par- 

ham Hendersonviile First, Steve 

Coston Swannanoa, Emily David- 
son — Swannanoa, Ellen Banberg — 
Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 



DIRECTORY OF ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
(Reflecting changes made at January 18 meeting of Presbytery) 

Moderator Rev. Edwin P. Graham, Arden, N. C, July 1972 

Stated Clerk Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Permanent Clerk Rev. David L. Parks, Box 885, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Treasurer Benevolences Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, address above 

Historian Rev. R. E. McClure, 50 Pinehurst Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

1973 — Murray A. Miller, Grace Covenant. 
1974 — O. E. Starnes, Jr., Oak Forest. 
1975 — H. E. Johnson, Kenilworth. 

TRUSTEES OF MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE 

1972 — Robert 0. Hunter, Arden; Frank Todd, Hendersonviile 1st. 

1973 — Rev. B. Hoyt Evans. Rev. David L. Parks. 

1974 — Rev. Harold Borchert; Horace Adams, Grace Covenant. 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

1974 — Joseph L. Hunter, Grace Covenant. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Church Extension 

1973 — Howard Warren, Malvern Hills; Graham Price, Weaverville; Rev. Joseph Greer; Rev. 

Wyatt Aiken. 
1974 — Rev. Billy Joe Martin; Rev. Richard A. Curnow; Robert J. Robinson, Asheville 1st; 

Noah Bradley, Riceville. 
1975 — Jack Webb, Arden; Rev. J. T. Kesterson, Chairman; George Stowell, Hendersonviile 

1st; Rev. Thomas E. Cook. 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

1973 — Charles Allen, Hendersonviile 1st; Mrs. Ansel Smith, Weaverville; Dr. Hubert Clapp, 

Swannanoa; Rev. Edwin P. Graham. 
1974 — J. Paul Teal, Jr., Asheville 1st; Mrs. Sam Huddleston, Asheville 1st; J. R. Lewis, Grace 

Covenant; Edward G. Roberts, Malvern Hills. 
1975 — Rev. H. B. Dendy, President; Rev. Robert S. Busey; David S. Bender, Kenilworth; Mrs. 

Sara A. Smithson, Westminster. 

Christian Education 

1973 — J. G. Williams, Malvern Hills; Lewis D. Mitchell, Arden; Rev. Archie L. McNair. 
1974 — Rev. David L. Parks, Chairman; Rev. Joseph Greer; Horace Nolen, Franklin. 
1975— Rev. Harry W. Philips; Rev. Richard Sheior; William Stanley, Brevard. 

Presbytery's Council 

1973 — W. M. Sessler, Asheville 1st, Chairman; Rev. Richard G. Sheior; Rev. Edwin P. Gra- 
ham; W. P. McLean, West Asheville. 

1974 — Arthur Kiser, Malvern Hills; Dr. H. L. Bacon, Bryson City; Rev. Harold Borchert; Rev. 
Jefferson T. Kesterson. 

1975 — R. A. Gettys, Oak Forest; Rev. William R. Anderson; Rev. Raymond Barfield; George 
Sowerby, Franklin. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work 
1973 — Rev. H. B. Dendy; Paul Patton, Swannanoa. 
1974 — Charles Munch, Malvern Hills; Rev. J. E. Bates. 
1975 — Rev. C. Grier Davis, Chairman; Lewis D. Mitchell, Arden. 

Nominations 

1973 — Edward G. Roberts, Malvern Hills; Rev. Harold Borchert. 
1974 — T. D. Hunter, Hendersonviile 1st; Rev. L. V. Secrest, Chairman. 
1975 — Dr. O. A. Ohman, Trinity; Rev. Calvin Thielman. 

World Missions 

1973 — Rev. John Neville 

1974 — Arthur Matthews, Weaverville, Chairman 

1975 — Rev. Richard A. Curnow 

Annuities and Relief 

1973— Rev. W. R. Covin, Chairman 
1974 — Mrs. C. M. Fortune, Kenilworth 
1975 — Rev. J. Kemp Hobson 

Presbyterian Foundation 

1973 — John D. Watkins, Kenilworth 

1974 — Rev. Hugh Eichelberger, Jr., Chairman 

1975 — Murray Miller, Grace Covenant 

Evangelism 
1973 — Rev. J. Kemp Hobson; Rev. Harold Borchert, Chairman; William Harrison, Arden; Paul 

Martin Jones, West Asheville. 
1974 — Rev. C. W. Solomon; Rev. Dan Carleton; W. Jennings Freeman, Swannanoa; A. T. Jones, 

Asheville 1st. 
1975— Rev. James J. Therrell; Charles Rawls, Asheville 1st; Ken Maultsby, Weaverville; 

Rev. Richard A. Curnow. 



February. 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



DUKE ENDOWMENT MONEY 
TO PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
has received a check for $7,702 in the 
annual distribution of Duke Endowment 
funds. 

Gifts totaling $574,768 were made to 
forty-one child care institutions in North 
and South Carolina. One hundred and 
ninety hospitals in the two states re- 
ceived $1,378,231. 

The Duke Endowment was established 
in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke. Its 
philanthropy is in four major areas: 
education, health, child care, and relig- 
ion. 

Educational beneficiaries are David- 
son College and Duke, Furman, and 
Johnson C. Smith Universities. 

In the health area, funds are provided 
to assist nonprofit hospitals in the Caro- 
linas in operating expenses, in adding 
and expanding services designed for im- 
provement of patient care, and in pro- 
viding physical plants, plant additions, 
and equipment. 

Child care institutions in North Caro- 
lina and South Carolina are given help 



PRESBYTERY STATISTICS FOR 1971 

The annual statistical report of Asheville Presbytery for 1971 has been completed and 
forwarded to the Office of the General Assembly. A brief summary appears below with 
comparable figures for 1970 and 1969. 





1969 




1970 


1971 


Professions of Faith 


264 




168 


219 


Other Gains 


486 




492 


451 


Membership Losses 


607 




492 


645 


Total Members 


9429 




9615 


9640 


Sunday School Enrollment 


4900 




4945 


5008 


Budgeted Benevolences 


$ 242,001 


$ 


249,201 


$ 241,027 


Non-Budgeted Benevolences 


$ 81,932 


$ 


99,650 


$ 102,008 


Total Benevolences 


$ 323,933 


$ 


348,851 


$ 343,035 


Current Expenses 


$ 760,367 


$ 


802,563 


$ 849,364 


Building Receipts 


$ 368,495 


$ 


189,721 


$ 165,387 


Total Contributions 


$1,452,795 


$1,341,135 


$1,357,786 



BUDGET BENEVOLENCES 



The churches of Presbytery remitted 
$14,010.60 for Budgeted Benevolences 
in January. One twelfth of the budget, 
or the amount that should have been re- 
ceived for that period, is $20,841.66. 

January receipts for 1971 were only 
$11,374.47, when the budget was even 
larger than it is in 1972. 



in financing the care of orphans and 
half-orphans. 



Christianity and Health 

1973— Rev. Robert S. Busey, Chairman 
1974 — Dr. W. M. Nelson, Westminster 
1975— Dr. L. S. Rathbun, Asheville 1st. 

Examinations 
Rev. James L. Jackson, Chairman, 1973 

On Experimental Religion The Moderator 

On Theology Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, 1975; Rev. John Newton, 1974 

On Church Government Rev. A. Allen Gardner, 1973; Rev. J. E. Bates, 1974 

On the Sacraments Rev. W. R. Covin, 1974; Rev. J. H. Skelton 

On English Bible Rev. John C. Neville, 1975; Rev. Calvin Thielman, 1974 

On Academic and Seminary Studies Rev. David Parks, 1975; Rev. G. Aiken Taylor, 1973 

Candidates 

1973 — Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Chairman; James B. Patton, Westminster. 
1974 — Rev. Archie L. McNair; Donald McKenzie, Swannanoa. 
1975 — Rev. R. E. McClure; Sam Smith, Hazel wood. 

Women's Work 
1973 — Miss Ora Blackmun, Asheville 1st. 
1974 — Rev. R. E. McClure. 
1975 — Mrs. Sara Gilbert, Trinity, Chairman. 

Sessional Records 

1973 — Rev. Wyatt Aiken; Rev. Stanley L. Bennett. 
1974 — Rev. J. C. Lime; Rev. G. Aiken Taylor. 
1975 — Rev. Ervin Joslin; Rev. J. Dicks McKell. 

Minutes of Church Courts 
1973 — Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., Chairman. 
1975 — Rev. A. Allen Gardner. 



Rev. Edwin P. Graham, Moderator 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Stated Clerk 
Rev. Harry W. Philips, Host Pastor 



Program 



Office of Executive Secretary 

1973 — Rev. L. V. Secrest, Chairman; Harry Clarke, Arden. 

1974 — Rev. Richard Shelor; F. P. Ray, Weaverville. 

1975 — Rev. Thomas B. McPhaii; Graham Price, Weaverville. 

Representatives 
For Presbyterian Survey — Rev. Hugh Eichelberger, Jr. 1973 
On N. C. Council of Churches — T. H. Lamb, Asheville 1st. 1973 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 




Elizabeth Edwards and Melaine Hyatt 

Two of our girls have been chosen 
for high honor at Owen High School. 
In selections made by the student body 
for the Schwano Court, corresponding 
to the May court in other schools, Me- 
laine Hyatt has been chosen Maid of 
Honor and Elizabeth Edwards has been 
elected Junior Class Representative. 

Melaine Hyatt has also won another 
special honor. Having tied with one 
other student for the highest academic 
average in the Junior Class, she has been 
designated Co-Chief Marshall for the 
1972 graduation ceremonies. 

Eight to Gatlinburg 

The following eight young people 
from the Home attended the annual 
World Missions Conference of the Synod 
of Appalachia held at Gatlinburg, 
Tennessee, February 4-6: Melaine Hyatt, 
Elizabeth Edwards, Barbara Revis, Becky 
Clarke, Charles Robinson, Gary Adams, 
Bobby Ferguson, and Tony Robinson. 
They were accompanied by the Super- 
intendent, Mr. McKenzie, who served 
as a counselor for boys. 





MARCH BIRTHDAYS 




27 


John 


Elam 


8 


31 


John 


Wade 


12 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February. 1972 



iM^mortal (StftB 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOWIE FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ALLEN, MASTER CHRISTOPHER, ASHEVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. Thomas N. Renshaw, Hendersonville. 
ANDERSON, MR. HARRY G., NEW KENSINGTON, PA. 

— Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

ARLEDGE, MR. HOSEA, TRYON, N. C. — Mrs. Albert 

E. Norvllie, Brevard. 

ARLEDGE, MR. WILLIAM B., TRYON, N. C. — Mrs. 
Albert E. Norvllie, Brevard. 

BALL, MR. MAUSBIE J., SR., MARSHALL, N. C. — Dr. 
& Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 

BARNETT, MR. SIDNEY L., PISGAH FOREST — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bud Bryson, Circle No. 1 of The Brevard-David- 
son River Church, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

BECK, MRS. FRANCES, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. A. C. 
SHAW, Asheville. 

BROWN, MRS. OMA FISH, WAYNESVILLE — Mrs. 
Margaret H. Long, Mrs. O. F. Gillis, Miss Mary 
Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. 
Mathis, Miss June Scroggs, The Emma McNair Bible 
Class of The Presbyterian Church, Mrs. J. E. 
Slaughter, Miss Louise, Miss Virginia and Miss 
Pauline, Mr. & Mrs. George R. Robertson, Mr. Thom- 
as Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Miss Betty Lou Tate, 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Joe 

F. Cathey, Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Mr. & Mrs. 
Everett Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. D. M. Illingworth, Can- 
ton. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Robinson, Candler. Mrs. 
Helma C. Palen, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Wil- 
liams, Lake Junaluska. Mr. & Mrs. Walter J. Moll, 
Mrs. G. A. MacPherson, Buffalo, N. Y. 

BURGIN, MRS. JESSIE, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

James E. Divelbiss, Asheville 
CALVIN, MR. ROBERT, PASEDENA, TEXAS — Mr. & 

Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Canton. 
CARPENTER, MR. JOHN E., FOREST CITY, N. C. — 

Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Stoneback, Brevard. 
CHAMBERS, MRS. JAMES, ALCOA, TENN. — Women 

of The Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
CHAMBERS, MRS. JOHN, MARYVILLE, TENN. — Mr. 

8. Mrs. Owen McDonald, Larned, Kansas. 
COMINGS, MR. W. D., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. A. C. Shaw, Asheville. 
CORDELL, MRS. SUSAN, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Sara A. 

Smithson, Asheville. 
CORN, MEMORY, HENDERSONVILLE — Vernon and 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
DAVIS, MR. FRANK M., WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Canton. 
DAVIS, MRS. NORA, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. H. 

R. Hogan, Canton. 
DEMMON, MRS. E. L., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. A. C. 

Shaw, Asheville. 
DENDY, MR. JAMES STUART, NEW LONDON, CONN. 

— Mr. H. S. Williford, Jackson, Miss. 

DICKSON, MR. HARVEY R., ANDERSON, S. C. — Mrs. 
Barbara C. Sims, Hendersonville. 

DREHER, MR. EDWARD, STATEN ISLAND, N. Y. — 
Mrs. T. D. Hunter, Jr., Hendersonville. 

ERWIN, MR. NORMAN, NEW BERN, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. J. Phillips, Franklin. 

FITE, MR. CLYDE A., PORT ST. JOE, FLA. — Judge 
& Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Eau Gallie, Fla. Mr. & 
Mrs. T. R. Waddell, Sr., Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 

FOSTER, MR. N. C, SR., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Lawrence Blair, Hendersonville. 

GARDNER, MRS. MAMIE, ORLANDO, FLA. — Women 
of the Church of the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, Black Mountain. 

GORDON, MISS ALFREDA, BREVARD — Mrs. James 
Wagoner, Brevard. 

GRAY, MRS. WALKER, MEMPHIS, TENN. — Mrs. Bar- 
bara C. Sims, Hendersonville. 

HARGROVE, MR. HARVEY, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry Garner, Women of The Bethel Church, Waynes- 
ville. 

HOYT, MISS ELIZABETH STONE, MONTREAT — Wom- 
en of The Presbyterian Church, Montreal. 

HUFFMAN, MR. W. B., PELAHATCHIE, MISS. — Mr. 
& Mrs. D. F. Stoneback, Brevard. 

HYATT, MR. FRANK, SR., BRYSON CITY — Mr. & Mrs. 
Felix W. Potts, Bryson City. 

KATZENMOYER, MRS. H. E., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. Brooks Bynum, Mrs. 
W. A. Reynolds, Hendersonville. 

KENNON, MRS. W. A., GREENEVILLE, TENN — Dr. 
& Mrs. D. W. Dudley, Asheville. 

LEE, MR. JIMMY, LAURINBURG, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Winston Craig, Black Mountain. 



LOWE, MR. OSCAR C, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. H. A. 
Reister, Asheville. 

MANGUM, MR. LEON, ROCK HILL, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Wyly Campbell, Hendersonville. 

McKAY, MR. GILCHRIST, MARSHALL, TEX. — Mrs. A. 
Cox, Weaverville. 

MEAD, DENYCE, DENVER, COLO. — Mr. & Mrs. Furman 
Robertson, Waynesville. 

MISENHEIMER, MR. HAROLD C, BREVARD — Phi 
Theta Kappa Fraternity, Delta Pi Chapter of Brevard 
College, Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Newland, Brevard College, 
Mr. & Mrs. James H. Mcllwain, Mrs. Claudia T. 
Sanders, Film Maintenance Supervision of Olln Corp- 
oration, Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred 
Galloway, Brevard. Miss Margaret Gash, Pisgah 
Forest. 

NORVILLE, MR. ALBERT E., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 
S. E. Shepard, Hendersonville. 

NYMAN, MRS. ETHEL, NEW PRESTON, CONN. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Frank Van Santen, Hendersonville. 

ORDWAY, MR. L. B., BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Mrs. 
Charles B. Ordway, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 

QUAKENBUSH, MRS. DORIS FORD, ASHEVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. Walter W. Alexander, Miss Mary Alice 
Baird, Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, The Ben L. Stanfiels, 
Mr. & Mrs. 0. L. Norment, Asheville. 

RICH, MRS. J. C, SR., CANDLER — Mr. & Mrs. Mark 
Sumner, Sr., Dr. & Mrs. D. W. Dudley, Asheville. 

ROSE, MR. JAMES, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Fur- 
man Robertson, Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, Waynesville. 

RUFTY, MRS. MAXINE, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 

SKELTON, MR. JAMES H., SR., ANDERSON, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Hayes R. Connor, Morning Circle of The 
Presbyterian Church, Swannanoa. W. N. C. Sana- 
torium Business Office and Switchboard Operators, 
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Johnson, Emioyees of Dietary De- 
partment of W.N.C. Sanatorium, Black Mountain. 
Wade and Anna Jackson, North Augusta, S. C. 

SMITH, MR. C. RAYMOND, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 
McAvoy Brittain, Hendersonville. 

SMITH, MRS. EFFIE, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ed Duncan, Etowah. 

STREET, MR. ROBERT B., HUNTERSVILLE, N. 0. — 
Mrs. Jack Franklin & Family, Mountain Home. Mr. 
& Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 

TATE, MR. DAN M., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. H. A. Reister, 
Mrs. W. W. Ballew and Frances, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. J. Austin Emory, Key Colony Beach, Fla. 

THOMPSON, MRS. MYRTLE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. W. D. 
McLean, Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Mrs. W. A. Finlay, 
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Goldman, Mrs. G. K. Leemon, 
Sr., Mrs. Kenneth F. Cramer, Mrs. Ernest Ballard, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Loebs, High Point, N. C. 

TIMBS, MRS. BEULAH BROWN, MIAMI, FLA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

WADE, MR. FRANK, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mrs. Brock 
Jordan, Mrs. Edith Epps, Greenville, S. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. Winston Craig, Black Mountain. 

WALSH, MRS. KATHRYN M., ASHEVILLE — Miss Jean- 
nette Gard, Miss Ruth Shumate, Mr. & Mrs. Wallace 
Everhart, Mary Whitson, Violet Lamb, Lois Hampton, 
Brenda Page, Harry Cauble, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Atkin- 
son and Family, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde W. Wright, Mr. & 
Mrs. Arnold J. Miller, Mrs. Mary Waters, Miss Doro- 
thy Miller, Co-Workers of Benny Walsh, Mrs. J. A. 
Hornaday, Miss Christine Hornaday, Mrs. June H. 
Conrad, Mr. & Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Surface Group 
of Federal Building, Mrs. Ellis F. Edwards, Mr. & 
Mrs. J. T. Mastin, Mrs. H. A. Reister, Mr. & Mrs. 
Stan Siberski, Mrs. W. W. Ballew, Frances and 
Michael Ballew, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Emory, 3-M Sunday 
School Class of W. Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Roberts, Asheville. Mrs. Pede 
Millsaps & Andy, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. M. 0. Gallo- 
way, Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Church, Mrs. Alberta G. Wil- 
liams, Arden. Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Ward, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold Sluder, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. J. Austin 
Emory, Key Colony Beach, Fla. 

WHITMAN, MR. D. F., WAYNESVILLE — The Bob Hall 
Sunday School Class of The Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 



From Page One 

MURPHY 

The Rev. Frank O. Brown, a graduate 
of Columbia Theological Seminary, be- 
came pastor at Murphy in 1952 and 
continued until 1955. The church be- 
came fully self-supporting in 1953. In 
that same year the church building was 



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BORCHERT TO WAYNESYH^LE 

The Rev. Harold Borchert, Pastor of 
the Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church 
since July 1968, has announced his de- 
cision to accept the call of the Waynes- 
ville Presbyterian Church to become its 
minister. 

A congregational meeting was con- 
ducted at Malvern Hills on Sunday, 
February 13, at which time the con- 
gregation voted to concur with the pastor 
in his request that the pastoral relations 
be dissolved. 

N. C. SYNOD CONFERENCE 

A letter has been received from Mr. T. 
LaFontine Odom of Charlotte inviting 
men of Asheville Presbytery and their 
wives to participate in the annual con- 
ference sponsored by the Men's Coun- 
cil of the Synod of North Carolina. 

The Conference is to be held at Mon- 
treat, June 16-18. 

From Page One 

MISSIONS 

Auditorium to its capacity showed their 
understanding of and appreciation for 
his message by giving Mr. Tavares a 
standing ovation. 

Another major address was given by 
New Orleans architect Walter Shepard, 
who emphasized that he was an ex- 
missionary to Africa. He explained, 
"You must be there with them — where 
they are," to effectively reach others for 
Christ. Recalling that he had been chal- 
lenged by Dr. William Rule of Knox- 
ville to go to the mission field, he chal- 
lenged his audience to consider using 
their talents in Christ's service. 

Evangelistic imperatives in Scripture 
were reviewed in the closing message 
by the Rev. Robert Ostenson of Coral 
Gables, Fla. If a person decides he is not 
a universalist he must begin to use the 
means God has put at his disposal, he 
said. 

renovated and faced with brick. 

In 1955 the Rev. Robert A. Potter 
came to Murphy from the Arden church, 
and continued as pastor for almost ten 
years. During this time the church 
reached its highest membership total, 
146. Also during this pastorate the 
church saw its first ministerial candidate 
received by Presbytery, Clarence H. 
Sneed. In 1957 the Bethel Church at 
nearby Unaka was received into Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, and the Murphy church 
shared its pastor with this small con- 
gregation. 

From 1966 to 1968 the Rev. Robert 
Crtunpler, a giaduate of Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, was pastor of the Mur- 
phy congregation. He was followed in 
1970 by the Rev. Ervin R. Joslin, a 
graduate of Columbia Seminary and the 
present pastor. 




SINCE 1910 



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Vol. LXIII March. 1972 No. 3 

WOMEN OF PRESBYTERY 
TO MEET AT WEAVERVILLE 

The annual meeting o£ the Women 
of the Church of Asheville Presbytery 
will be held April 20 at Weaverville's 
First Presbyterian Church according to 
Mrs. J. T. Russell, President. 

Registration is slated to begin at 9:30 
A.M. at which time coffee and dough- 
nuts will be served. The meeting proper 
is to get under way at 10 o'clock. 

Featured speaker for the meeting will 
be the Rev. John C. Neville, Jr., pastor 
of First Presbyterian Church, Hender- 
sonville. Other items on the program will 
be a repcart by Superintendent Donald 
McKenzie on the Presbyterian Home for 
Children, special music, committee and 
cause reports, and displays of handwork 
for mission and community projects. 

A special guest who will be on the 
program will be the President of the 
Women of the Church in the Synod of 
Appalachia, Mrs. Howard Fleenor of 
Knoxville, Tennessee. 

New officers of the organization will 
be elected and installed. The President- 
elect is Mrs. Harold Borchert. 




ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 



At the April 1897 meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery held in Waynesville, N. 
C. two petitions were presented request- 
ing the organization of a Presbyterian 
church in Andrews, North Carolina. One 
was signed by residents of the Andrews 
community: Mr. and Mrs. James Slagle, 
Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson, and 
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Mullis. The second 
petition came from two ladies in 
Robbinsville, the county seat of neighbor- 
ing Graham County: Mrs. Martha Bark- 
er and Mrs. M. C. Foute. 

Presbytery granted the requests, and 
the following commission was appointed 
to effect the organization: the Rev. 
H. M. Parker, the Rev. O. W. Alexander, 
and the Rev. J. B. Cochran together with 
elders T. M. Killian and A. F. Summey. 
The commission met in Andrews on 
July 30, 1897 accompanied by the Rev. 
R. P. Smith, Superintendent of Home 
Missions for the presbytery, and organ- 
ized the church. The petitioners were 
received as members and James Richard- 
son and James Slagle were elected and 
installed as elders. Dr. R. P. Smith de- 
livered the charge to the members and 
new elders. 



Charter members of the church were: 
S. B. Marsh, Mrs. Mullie Marsh, Miss 
Cullie Marsh, James Richardson, Mrs. 
Kate Richardson, James Slagle, Mrs. Ida 
Slagle, Mrs. Martha Ann Barker and 
Mrs. Carrie Foute. 

Work on a church building was be- 
gun in 1898. A lot for the building was 
given by Andrews Development Com- 
pany. Donations were solicited and re- 
ceived from people in the community 
and from churches all over the state. A 
number of local carpenters took part in 
the construction, and all of them do- 
nated from five to ten days free labor. 
Soon after its completion the building 
was shared by the local Baptist congre- 
gation while their own church house was 
under construction. The original struc- 
ture is still in use. 

The first pastor at Andrews was the 
Rev. J. B. Cochran who was a member 
of the organizing commission. Other 
pastors have been: T. W. DeVane, Mr. 
Perryman, W. P. Chedester, H. G. Bed- 
inger, Otto Bucholtz, J. S. Davis, M. J. 
McLean, E. H. Bird, Mr. Morris, W. H. 
Dendy, Fritz Rauchenberg, W. S. 
Hutcheson, R. S. Eskridge, S. H. Long, 
H. L. Paisley, J. C. Lime, J. C. Neville, 
Sr., E. D. Witherspoon, E. B. Whitson, 
Calvin Rice, and Charles Clubb. 

A seven room manse was built in 1924. 
In time several basement rooms were 
finished and used as meeting places for 
Sunday school classes. In 1968, during the 
pastorate of the Rev. Calvin Rice, a new 
brick manse was built at a cost of over 
$25,000. 

In 1940 some Sunday school rooms 
were added to the church building, and 
in 1954 an electric organ was purchased 
and put into use. During the pastorate 
of the Rev. E. D. Witherspoon a one 
story stone fellowship hall was com- 
pleted. This long awaited building pro- 
vided kitchen and dining facilities, of- 
fice space, and class rooms. When the 
building was completed in 1959 the 
Rev. R. E. McClure, Executive Secre- 
tary of the presbytery, preached the ser- 
mon entitled "The House that God 
Built". Dr. McClure is serving an interim 
pastorate at Andrews at the present time. 



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Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
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B. hoyt Evans. Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. J.T. Russell, Box 

326, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 1027, Can- 
ton, N. C. 28716 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. I. T. Avery, Sr., Box 

1027, Canton, N. C. 28716 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Swannanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrov^r, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mary Evans, West- 
minster 

VICE-MODERATOR — Tad Boggs, 
Asheville First 

TREASURER Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Beth Lamb, Ashe- 
ville First 

REGISTRAR — Sam Thielman, Mon- 
treal 

HISTORIAN — Mendy Ray, West Ashe- 
ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN Steve Par- 
ham Hendersonville First, Steve 

Coston Svirannanoa, Emily David- 
son — Swannanoa, Ellen Banberg — 
Asheville First, Martha Edwards — 
West Asheville, Danny McLean — 
West Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 



PRESBYTERY 

REPRESENTATIVES 

PARTICIPATE IN MINISTRY 

CONSULTATION 



Three Asheville Presbytery ministers 
were involved in a Consultation on the 
Ministry held at Montreat March 2-4. 
Participating were the Rev. Calvin 
Thielman, the Rev. James H. Skelton, 
and the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans. Evans is 
a member of the General Assembly ad 
interim committee which developed the 
consultation. 

The more than 200 ministers and lay- 
men who attended the consultation did 
much of their work in nine study 
groups. Recommendations growing out 
of the groups are being evaluated by 
the ad interim committee. Some of 
them will be incorporated into the com- 
mittee's report to the 1972 meeting of 
the General Assembly, while others will 
be carried over for the 1973 report. 

One study group suggested that the 
committee recommend a minimum year- 
ly remuneration (salary and allowances) 
of 113,200 for all pastors. Another 
group suggested that retirement be 
made optional at age 55 with benefits 
from the Ministers' Annuity Fund ad- 
justed proportionately. Still another 
proposal was that retirement at 65 be 
mandatory for all ministers. There was 
also the suggestion "requesting all pas- 
tors in churches of over 750 members 
and executives of agencies and institu- 
tions, who have served their positions 
over five years, to consider age 60 as an 
appropriate age for relinquishing these 
heavy duties." 

Coming in for considerable discussion 
was a proposal for a sabbatic year. The 
declared aim was to enable each minis- 
ter "to fulfill his greater potential as 
is developed through a program of 
career evaluation, planning and train- 



ing. 



The sabbatical 



would come 



after six years of service ;;nd would be 
financed by contributio;is from the min- 
ister, the presbytery and the employing 
agency. 

The group which studied the denom- 
ination's annuity program reported 
evidence of "widespread ignorance and 
misinformation about the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund." It also noted some "dis- 
satisfaction with a highly conservative 
funding philosophy." It noted that the 
fund's "earnings are excellent," but felt 
the iieed of "more adequate communica- 
tion between the Board oi Annuities and 
Relief and MAF participants." 

The ad interim committee is sched- 
uled to meet in /Vtlanta March 23-24 to 
consider these recommendations and to 
prepare its report to -be made to the 
1972 meeting of the General Assembly. 



ANDERSON TO BE 

STEWARDSHIP CHAIRMAN, 

ATTENDS ATLANTA MEETING 

Announcement has been made by Mr. 
W. M. Sessler, Chairman of Presbytery's 
Council, that the Rev. William R. An- 
derson has been named 1972 Stewardship 
Chairman for Asheville Presbytery. Mr. 
Anderson is pastor of the Canton Pres- 
byterian Church, and will lead the pres- 
bytery in its stewardship emphasis for 
the year. 

Mr. Anderson, together with Presby- 
tery's Executive Secretary, attended the 
20th annual conference for stewardship 
leaders in the Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
held March 13-14 in Atlanta. 

Sponsored by the denomination's De- 
partment of Stewardship, the conference 
had three purposes: to clarify and im- 
prove the budgeting process in a time 
of restructure; to preview new resources; 
and to plan stewardship emphases for 
the year ahead. 

Presbytery and synod stewardship 
chairmen, executives and Christian edu- 
cation staff members participated. Also 
invited were stewardship chairmen of 
the denomination's emerging regional 
synods and participants from staffs of 
some of the General Assembly agencies. 



MEN OF PRESBYTERY 
TO MEET MAY 18 

Mr. Tip Sawyer, President of the Men 
of the Church of Asheville Presbytery, 
has announced that the Spring Rally will 
be held at Presbytery's Camp on Thurs- 
day evening. May 18 at 6:30 o'clock. 

Supper will be jserved, new officers will 
be elected and installed, and reports will 
be heard on the development of the 
camp and concerning the camping pro- 
gram which is planned for the 1972 sea- 
son. 

The MOC Secretary, Mr. Nelson John- 
son, will be mailing detailed informa- 
tion to the churches in the near future. 



McCALL TO PREACH AT 
WESTMINSTER 

The Rev. G. Daniel McCall will be 
preacher at a series of pre-Easter services 
to be held at the Westminster Church, 
according to the pastor, the Rev. Archie 
L. McNair. 

Services will be held each evening, 
Monday through Friday, March 27-30. 
The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will 
be observed at the Thursday service. 

Mr. McCall is a former member of 
Asheville Presbytery, having served as 
pastor of the Highlands and Brevard-Da- 
vidson River Churches. He is presently 
pastor of the Starmount Presbyterian 
Church of Greensboro, N. C. 



March. 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by the Superintendent 

A generous contribution from one of 
our loyal supporters has made it possible 
to install carpet in the larger boys and 
girls departments and in our main par- 
lor. This is a very welcome addition to 
the • Home, and the children are de- 
lighted with the beauty of it. 

A New Housemother 
Mrs. Margaret Hensley has come to 
us as housemother for the little boys. 
Mrs. Hensley is a devoted worker, and 
comes to us after eight years on the 
staff at Grandfather Home, the child 
care institution of Holston Presbytery. 
We welcome Mrs. Hensley and hope 
she will be happy with us. 

Mrs. Basden Returns 

Mrs. Cara Basden has returned as 
housemother for the larger girls after 
being on a leave of absence. Our staff 
is nearly complete now, and with the 
addition of a relief housemother we will 
be at full strength for the first time in 
two years. 

A New Family 

We welcome to our family the 
Conelly children: Jackie, age 12; 
Michael, age 11; and Mark, age 6. They 
have made a good start and seem to be 
happy with us. 

Eddie Teeters to VPI 

A letter from Eddie Teeters, formerly 
of the Home, tells us that he will enter 
Virginia Tech at Blacksburg this fall to 
begin work on his Masters Degree in 
Education. Eddie and his wife Martha 
have both been teaching in Clifton 
Forge, Virginia for the past two years. 
We are proud of Eddie and wish him 
well in this new endeavor. 



APRIL BIRTHDAYS 




8 Keith Bates 


17 


13 Terry Wheeler 


14 


23 Steve Bates 


16 


23 Sandra Giber 


15 


23 Darlene Wiggins 


8 


27 Bonnie Sparks 


18 



PRESBYTERY MEETS APRIL 15 
AT BREVARD 

The Spring meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery will be held Saturday, April 15, 
at the Brevard-Davidson River Presby- 
terian Church. 

Host pastor for this meeting is the 
Rev. Harry W. Philips. 

The Rev. Edwin P. Graham, pastor 
of the Arden Church, is Moderator of 
presbytery. 



APPALACHIA SYNOD, MAY 23-24 

The 1972 meeting of the Synod of 
Appalachia is to be held at King Col- 
lege, Bristol, Tennessee on May 23-24. 

One of the tasks facing the Synod is 
that of setting a program and adopting 
a budget for 1973. That undertaking is 
made more difficult than usual because 
of the possibility that the Synod may 
cease to exist at the end of June 1973. 
The 1971 General Assembly took an 
action which would abolish the Synod 
of Appalachia and distribute its 
churches and institutions among three 
new regional synods. 

In a called meeting held in September 
1971 Appalachia overtured the 1972 
General Assembly to reverse its action 
with regard to Appalachia and to allow 
the mountain synod to continue in ex- 
istence. 



CAMP COUNCIL HAS 

"WOflK DAY", ANNOUNCES 

SUMMER SCHEDULE 

The Rev. Richard Shelor, Chairman 
of Presbytery's Camp Council, reports 
enthusiastically on the "work day" or- 
ganized by the Development Committee 
and held on Saturday, March 11. Ap- 
proximately forty men, women, and 
young people met at Little Pisgah Camp 
and spent the greater part o£ the day 
clearing an area for a playing field. 
Shelor estimates this to be the largest 
turn-out of volunteer workers for any 
single event in the camp's history. 

Following is the schedule for the 1972 
summer camping season: 

Youth Service Fellowship — Rising 10, 
11, 12 graders — June 19-23 

Junior Hi I — Rising 8 and 9 graders 
June 26-July 1 

Family Camp — July 1-4 

Junior I — Kising 5, 6, 7 graders — July 
10-15 

Junior Hi II — Rising 8 and 9 graders 
July 17-22 

Junior II — Rising 5, 6, 7 graders — ^July 
24-29 

Except for the Family Camp, the 
cost will be $21.00 per week. The regis- 
tration fee will be |10.50 and will be 
refundable if notification is given at 
least one day before the beginning of 
camp that a camper will not be able to 
attend. 

Directors have already been secured 
for all camps except one. Arrangements 
have been made to have a permanent 
dietition and kitchen staff, and other 
personnel are being secured. 

The Rev. Harold Borcliert \nl] be 
planning a coordinated program, for the 
camps. He is also in chJirge of publicity 
and will be sending full information fo 
all churches in i1k icar future. 



YOUTH COUNCIL SETS 
INTERVIEWS, SPRING RALLY 

The Senior High Youth Council of 
Asheville Presbytery has announced times 
and places for interviews for those young 
people who are interested in serving on 
the Council during 1972-73. 

The first interview will be held at 
2:30 Sunday afternoon, April 23 at the 
Brevard-Davidson River Church in the 
lounge. The second interview is set for 
the same hour the following Sunday 
afternoon in the parlor at First Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. Young peo- 
ple who want to be considered should 
come to the interview that is most con- 
venient. 

The location of the 1972 Spring Rally 
will again be the Windy Gap Young 
Life Camp which is north of Weaver- 
ville. The dates are May 12-14. 

A part of the Spring Rally program 
will be the election and installation of 
new Council officers. 



PRESBYTERY BENEVOLENCES 



Contributions amounting to $35,254.01 
have been received from the churches of 
presbytery through the first two months 
of 1972. This is $6,412.65 short of the 
amount called for by the budget for 
this period of time. 

Receipts for the first two months of 
1971 were $26,139.30 and were $17,353.20 
short of the proportionate part of the 
1971 budget. 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
PLANS SUMMER SCHOOL 

Montreat-Anderson College announces 
its second summer school which is to 
begin May 8 and to close June 5. Earlier 
dates for this year's summer session are 
made possible by a new schedule follow- 
ed for the regular 1971-72 school year 
which calls for graduation on May 7. 

It is expected that most of the basic 
first and second year college courses will 
be offered. Students may earn up to 
seven semester hours of college credit 
during the summer session. 

Cost of attending the summer school is 
$30 per semester hour carried plus $125 
for board, room, and fees. Applications 
for enrollment must be submitted by 
April 19 and must be accompanied by a 
registration fee of $20 which is applic- 
able toward tuition charges. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March. 1972 



iM^mortal (Stfta 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ARNOLD, MISS MARIE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Milton A. 

Sullivan, Mrs. Phoebe C. Gordon, Mrs. Grace G. 

Maness, Dr. E. H. Ramsay, Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Hud- 

dieston. Women's Bible Glass of Firs; Church, Circle 

No. 9 of First Church, Asheville. 
BEREEN, BILLIE LOU, RALEIGH, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

James E. Usher, Hendersonville. 
BLACK, MR. JAMES — Women of The Kenilworth 

Church, Asheville. 
BRENNAN, MR. RAYMOND LOUIS, LOS ANGELES, 

CALIF. — Southern Cemetery Association, Asheville. 
BROWN, MRS. OMA, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Otis Stepp, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, Mrs. Velma S. 

Mears, Circle No. 3 of The Presbyterian Church, 

CALE, MRS. JOHN, ASHEVILLE — Mr. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville. 
CARMAN, MR. CLARENCE PAUL, MELBOURNE, FLA. 

— Judge & Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Melbourne, Fla. 
CARPENTER, MR. HARLEY, DILLARD, GA. — Mrs. 

Charles McClure, Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Bates, Morrison 

Presbyterian Church, Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. Charles 

C. Vinson, Rabun Gap, Ga. 

CARPENTER, MR. J. t., FOREST CITY, N. C. — Dr. 

& Mrs. C. L. Newland, Brevard. 
COLLIER, MR. A. L., SANFORD, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 
DICKSON, MR. HARVEY R., ANDERSON, S. C. — Mrs. 

Kenneth G. Bartels, Hendersonville. 
FOLSOM, DR. T. W., SWANNANOA — Selma Y. Stone, 

Mrs. C. W. Ballard, Black Mountain. 
FRICKS, MR. VERNON H., BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 

M. M. Feaster, Jr., Brevard. 
FRIERSON, MRS. SHANNON — Mr. & Mrs. Steve 

Sparks, Jr., Matthews, N. C. 
GARNER, MR. J. ROSS, ATLANTA, GA. — Mrs. Geneva 

H, Graham, Asheville. 
GIBBS, MRS. ROBERT, HICKORY, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

D. K. Drum, Asheville. 

HARGROVE, MR. HARVEY W., CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 

Jack G. McCracken, Women of The Bethel Church, 

Waynesville. 
HARGROVE, MR, JAMES HARVEY, KOREA — Mr. & 

Mrs. Jack G. McCracken, Waynesville. 
HENSLEY, MRS. EFFIE, MORGANTON — Adult Sunday 

School Class No. 3 of The Presbyterian Church, 

Franklin. 
HILL, AUDREY, ASHEVILLE — Pauline Jones, Ashe- 
ville. 
HOGBEN, MR. C. EDWARD, BAT CAVE, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Clarence L. Frady, Black Mountain. 
HOWELL, MR. BASIL R., LEICESTER — General & 

Mrs. J. C. Arrowsmith, Miss Mary Alice Baird, Mr. 

& Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Orders, Mr. 

& Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. 

McConnell, Dr. & Mrs. Roeby B. Wilson, Mr. Preston 

P. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Stevens, Miss Margaret 

Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Mr. & Mrs. 

James M. Coleman, Mrs. Marjorie P. Red, Ladies 

Bible Class of First Church, Circle No. 9 of First 

Church, Men's Bible Class of First Church, Asheville. 

Mr. Harry A. Smith, Charlotte, N. C. SGM & Mrs. 

John E. Kessling, Fayettevllle, N. C. 
JOINER, MISS BESSIE, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Harold Sluder, Weaverville. 
KNEEDLER, MR. ALVIN, LANCASTER, PA. — Women 

of The Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
LANCASTER, MRS. OREN W., DUE WEST, S. C. — 

Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Mrs. Pearl L. Brittain, 

Mrs. Joe O. Peterson, Hendersonville. 
MARTIN, MR. OSCAR, BRYSON CITY — Mr. & Mrs. 

Cecil F. Plott, Mr. & Mrs. Felix W. Potts, Bryson 

City. 
McMAHAN, MRS. C. L,, SR., CANDLER — Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 
MEDFORD, MRS. GEORGIA DEAVER, CANTON — Mr. 

& Mrs. C. D. Church and Joe, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. 

Jack G. McCracken, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Terrell Russell, 

Waynesville. 
MEHAFFEY, MRS. DAISY MOODY, BRYSON CITY — 

Mr. & Mrs, Vernon McHan, Bryson City. 
MISENHEIMER, MR. HAROLD C, BREVARD — Olin 

Film Maintenance Department, Miss Martha Williams, 

Pisgah Forest. 
MOSER, MRS. ROBERT, FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. — Mrs. 

Milton A, Sullivan, Circle No. 3 of West Asheville 

Presbyterian Church, Taylor Bible Class of West 

Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
OGDEN, MRS. H. P. — Women of The Presbyterian 

Church, Montreat. 



OSBORNE, MRS. MARY PEEKE, WEAVERVILLE — Mr. 
Arthur H. Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Donoho, Mr. 
& Mrs. M. Graham Price, Mr. & Mrs. William A. 
Smith, Asheville. Mrs. Thomas Samford, Miss Fran- 
ces Hall, Brevard. Miss Marie Riley, Rosemary 
McGee, June Galloway, Greensboro, N. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles E. Smith, Hendersonville. Miss Sue 
Triplett, Mae T. Cole, Leicester. Mr. & Mrs. William 

D, Tanner, Rutherfordton, N, C. Mr. & Mrs. E. L. 
Curtis, Mr, Robert L. Curtis, Mrs. J. C. McDowell, 
Mr. & Mrs, W, D. Hickey and Family, The Ansel 
Smith Family, Circle No. 2 of The Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Grover C. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Lawler, Miss Margaret Pickens, Mrs. Carl 
Sawyer and Martha Lee, Mrs. A. Cox, Circle No. 1 
of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. George 
Thomas, Choir of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Brandon K. Glasgow and Ed, Circle No. 4 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

PEREZ, MR. ANTONIO, SAN SEBASTIAN, PUERTO 
RICO — Mr. Wyiy G, Campbell, Hendersonville. 

PETERS, MR. C. J., PENSACOLA, FLA. — Mr. & Mrs. 
A, C, Shaw, Asheville. 

PONDER, MR. KARL B., BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. L. Frady, Black Mountain. 

QUAKENBUSH, MRS. DORIS FORD, ASHEVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Hubert E. and Bonnie John- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Hunter, Circle No. 3 of 
The Kenilworth Church, Women of The Kenilworth 
Church, Asheville. 

QUEEN, MR. ROBERT, SYLVA — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
Painter, Sylva. 

REDAVATS, MRS. H. J., HENDERSONVILLE — Miss 
Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. 
Williams, Circle No. 6 of First Church, Henderson- 
ville. Mrs. Margaret Wilkinson, Pearl River, N. Y. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Dr. & Mrs. Harold 
Copeland, Sarasota, Fla. 

REYNOR, MR. WILLIAM, BRENTWOOD, N. Y. — Mr. 
& Mrs, A. C. Shaw, Asheville. 

RICH, MRS. J. C, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Milton A. Sulli- 
van, Asheville, 

ROBERTSON, MR. WALTER G., LYNCHBURG, VA. — 
Mr, & Mrs, William M, Gregg, Hendersonville. 

ROBINSON, MISS REBECCA, WINNSBOR0, S. C. — 
Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

ROGERS, MR. E. ROY, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard Smathers, Canton. 

ROLSTON, MRS. HARRY F., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of First 
Church, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., 
Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Miss Emma Sample, 
Miss Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, 
Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Brown Sunday School 
Class of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. W. A, Franklin, 
Mr. & Mrs. James E. Usher, Hendersonville. Mrs. 
Hattie A. Dichtenmueller, Kilmarnock, Va. Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock, Mr. & Mrs. C, C. Dates, Dana, 
N. C. Mr. & Mrs, William C. Wallace, Palmetto, 
Fla. Mrs. L. D. Rising and Family, Mr. & Mrs. C. R. 
Knapp and Lisa, Palmyra, N. Y. Mr. & Mrs. William 
A, Rolston and Family, Sodus, N. Y. Mrs. Lillian 
Rolston, Fairport, N, Y, 

SHEPPARD, MR. BRUCE A,, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

E. L, Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Mr, P. B. Ray and 
Family, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price, 
Asheville. 

SMITH, MRS, CHARLES LORING, WEAVERVILLE — 
Mrs. Herschel Roberts, Weaverville. 

SMITH, MR. C. RAYMOND, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. J. W. 
White, Rock Hill, S, C. 

STREET, MR. ROBERT B., HUNTERSVILLE, N. C. — 
Mrs. L. K. Singley, Mr, John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville. 

STUCK, MRS. WILLIAM, VENTURA, CALIF. — Morning 
Circle of First Church, Swannanoa. 

TALLEY, MRS. C. H,, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs, Ellery R, Baxter, Asheville. 

THOMAS, MR. ALFRED L., OLD FORT, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Thomas and John, Weaverville. 

THOMPSON, MRS. MYRTLE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Mamie 
W, Aiken, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. C. 0. Lowe, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 

UNDERHILL, MR. JERRY — Mr. & Mrs. Steve Sparks, 
Jr., Matthews, N. C. 

WALSH, MRS. KATHRYN M„ ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Frances Carolyn Sluder, Miss Margaret E. Smith, 
Mrs. Margaret J. Smith, Asheville. Mrs. C. R. Sum- 
ner, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

WHITMAN, MR. D. F., WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald E, Morrow, Hendersonville. Mrs. Velma S. 
Mears, Canton. Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, Women of 
The Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. Mrs. Harold 
Barge, Decatur, Ga. 

WHITSON, DR. W. K., HIAWASSEE, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank J. Lhota, Upper-Air Section of National Cli- 
matic Center, Upper-Air Group of the Air Weather 
Service, Programmers and Staff of Data Reduction 
Section of National Climatic Center, Asheville. 



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PRESBYTERY CHURCH 

EXTENSION BECOMES 

SELF-SUPPORTING 

(An Editorial) 

Asheville Presbytery, which was known 
frona its beginning as a "home mission 
presbytery", has become self-supporting 
in that it no longer receives a supple- 
ment in operating funds from the Board 
of National Ministries. The Church Ex- 
tension Committee is receiving this year 
a small grant from the denominational 
agency for site development, but it has 
ceased to receive money for salary sup- 
plements for church extension workers. 

Ten of the presbytery's thirty-seven 
congregations still receive aid from the 
Church Extension Committee in the pay- 
ment of their ministers' salaries. The 
money to provide this supplement comes 
entirely from the churches of the pres- 
byteiy. The ten aid-receiving churches 
are: Andrews, Bethel C, Bethel H, Brit- 
tain's Cove, Cullowhee, Dillingham, 
Hayesville, Ivy Park, Lakey Gap, and 
Morrison. These ten churches have a 
total membership of 511. In 1971 they 
received 16 members on profession of 
faith which is a better average than for 
other churches of the presbytery. They 
contributed $11,762 for benevolences and 
received total gifts of $49,721. 

Another fourteen of the presbytery's 
churches have received supplemental aid 
from the Church Extension committee 
during the past twenty-five years but are 
now on self support. These recent "home 
mission" churches now have 3031 mem- 
bers and reported 76 additions on pro- 
fession of faith in 1971. Last year they 
gave $101,393 for benevolences and 
$478,313 in total contributions. 

It is relatively easy to assemble statis- 
tics and to suggest many kinds of con- 
clusions from them. It is easy to con- 
clude that a church which grows in 
numbers and in financial gifts and goes 
to self-support is successful while one 
which does not show this kind of growth 
is not successful. Are we justified in , 
thinking that a church must become 
financially self-supporting before its 
continued existence is justified . . . even 
though the church is located in a col- 
lege community and has opportimity 
to witness to hundreds of different young- 
people every year? 

Is it an insignificant thing when a 
tiny church in a low-income rural com- 
munity provides a literate, responsible 
program of evangelism and Christian 
education for people of all denomina- 
tions ... a program that almost certainly 
would not be available if that church 
closed its doors? 

It is worthy of note that Asheville 
Presbytery is supporting its own program 
of Church Extension. Such an achieve- 
ment can be demonstrated statistically. 
Of at least equal importance but not so 
easily demonstrated is faithful witness in 
situations not measurable by statistical 
reports. 




SINCE 1910 



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PRESBYTERY MEETS 
AT BREVARD 

The Spring meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery was held at the Brevard- David- 
son River Presbyterian Churcch on Satur- 
day, April 15, 1972. The Rev. James L. 
Lyons presided over the meeting in the 
absence of the Moderator, the Rev. 
Edwin Graham. A summary of what 
transpired at the meeting is as follows: 
— The Rev. Harry Philips, host pastor, 
led a devotional service which was fol- 
lowed by observance of the Sacrament 
of the Lord's Supper, administered by 
the Rev. Harry Philips and the Rev. 
Thomas E. Cook. 

— Prayer for Presbyteiy's missionaries 
was led by the Rev. Harold Borchert, a 
member of the World Missions Com- 
mittee. 

— Thirty-six ministers were enrolled; also 
representatives from twenty-eight of 
Presbytery's thirty-seven churches. 
— Three candidates for the ministry were 
received by transfer: Mr. William Faires 
from Wilmington Presbytery, Mr. Ron- 

More on Page Two 






DILLINGHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The minutes of the meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery held November 12, 1897 
at First Presbyterian Church, Hendei- 
sonville report two proposed actions that 
are of fundamental importance to the 
organization of the Dillingham Presby- 
terian Church. These were: "To receive 
and ordain Licentiate E. Mac Davis of 
the Presbytery of Knoxville" and "To 
consider and act upon petition for the 
organization of a church at Barnards- 
ville." 

Mr. Davis was examined, approved, 
and ordained as an Evangelist. Con- 
cerning the request that a new church 
be organized, the record reads: "Petition 
for organization of a church at Barnards- 
ville was taken from docket, and Revs. 
H. M. Parker and E. Mac Davis and 
Elder W. A. Blair of First Church Ashe- 
ville were appointed a commission to or- 
ganize a church at or near Barnardsville 



at such a time as commission may think 
best." 

At the meeting of presbytery the fol- 
lowing May (1898) the commission 
made a verbal report, and was contin- 
ued to complete its work. During this 
time the Rev. E. Mac Davis was preach- 
ing at Barnardsville and at a number 
of points in Madison County. 

Minutes of the September 23, 1898 
meeting of Asheville Presbytery include 
the following report: 

"The commission appointed to or- 
ganize a church at or near Barnardsville 
met on Upper Ivy, August 21, 1898, and 
was constituted with prayer. Present 
— Revs. H. R. Overcash (Swannanoa) 
and E. Mac Davis and Elder J. B. Shope. 
J. B. Shope was elected clerk." 

"Forty-four names were presented who 
had been received on examination in- 
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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie. Superintendent 

40 church street. asheville, n. c. r.f.d. 1. black mountain. n. c. 

Tel. asheville. 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



AprU - May, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
sha\%r, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
viUe, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 

Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Tip Sawyer, Route 2, 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 

FIRST V. P. Frank Huggins, Jr., 

Route 1, Bee Tree Road, Sw^annanoa, 
N. C. 28778 

SECOND V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, 
Box 5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
Montreat 



Samuel Thielman, 



VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
Asheville First 



Ellen Branberg, 



REGISTRAR — Valerie Owen, West- 
minster 



HISTORIAN 

ster 



Ellen Evans, Westmin- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 

Asheville First, Pat Mastin, 

West Asheville. Ann McCartney 

Kenilworth. West Asheville, Danny 
McLean — West Asheville. Patsy 
Daniels Montreat. George Per- 
kins Brevard-Davidson River. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 




MONTREAT ELECTS 
SILAS M. VAUGHN 

Silas M. Vaughn, vice chancellor for 
business affairs of the University of 
North Carolina at Charlotte, has been 
elected president of the Mountain Re- 
treat Association and of Montreat-An- 
derson College. 

Mr. Vaughn is succeeding Dr. C. Grier 
Davis, who is retiring as of May 31 after 
heading the two Presbyterian institutions 
since 1959. 

The announcement of Mr. Vaughn's 
election was made by Mr. James M. 
Morgan, chairman of the board of trus- 
tees following a meeting of the board 
on May 5. 

The new president is a native of Col- 
linsville, Texas, attended Austin College, 
North Texas State College and the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky. He has had long 
experience with institutions of higher 
education, having had official connec- 
tions with St. Andrews Presbyterian Col- 
lege, Southwestern University, Davis and 
Elkins College, American University at 
Cairo, Gordon Military College, and 
Presbyterian Junior College. 

Mr. Vaughn was married in 1953 to 
Miss Catherine Watts Stewart, a native 
of North Carolina. They have two sons, 
Robert Stewart and Andrew Graham. 

The new president will assume his 
duties at Montreat on August 1. 



BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Budgeted receipts for the period end- 
ing May 5 have amounted to $76,120.20. 
Additional non-budgeted contributions 
for the same period have totaled 
$11,569.52, making total benevolences of 
$87,689.72 for the first four months of 
1972. (The non-budgeted items were 
largely for World Missions and the 
Easter Offering.) 

Budgeted gifts for the same period in 
1971 were $67,880. Receipts at that point 
were $19,105 below budget needs. This 
year, at the same point, contributions are 
$7,246 below budget needs. 



PRESBYTERY from Page One 

aid Odum from Holston Presbytery, and 
Mr. Thomas Musselman from East Ala- 
bama Presbytery. Mr. Faires is a mem- 
ber of the Montreat Church, Mr. Odum 
has been called to the Franklin and Mor- 
rison Churches, and Mr. Musselman has 
been called to the Andrews and Hayes- 
ville Churches. Mr. Roy Sharpe, a candi- 
date from the Bethel Church in Hay- 
wood Comity, was dismissed to Louis- 
ville Presbytery. 

— A request from Dr. C. Grier Davis was 
granted that he be honorably retired as 
of May 31, 1972. 

— The Rev. Jeff Kesterson reported for 
the Church Extension Committee, sum- 
marizing the work presently being under- 
taken by the Committee. Miss Bessie 
Mae Stribling, Synod's Church Exten- 
sion Worker, was introduced to Presby- 
tery and commended for her work. 
— Tire report of the Christian Education 
Committee was made by its chairman, 
The Rev. David Parks. He introduced 
the Rev. William Anderson who spoke 
on Junior High Work, the Rev. Joe 
Greer who spoke on Senior High Work, 
and the Rev. Richard Shelor who spoke 
on Camps. 

— The Rev. Harold Borchert, Chairman, 
presented an oral report for the Evan- 
gelism Committee. 

— The Committee on the Revision of the 
Manual for Presbytery reported through 
its Chairman, the Rev. John Neville, Jr. 
The revised manual was approved on 
first reading and was docketed for final 
consideration at the next meeting of 
Presbytery. 

— Sam Thielman of Montreat was elected 
principal Youth Delegate to the General 
Assembly, and Jessica McCollum of Ashe- 
ville was elected alternate. 
— The Board of Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Home for Children reported 
through its Chairman, Dr. H. B. Dendy. 
A request that the Board be made self- 
perpetuating was postponed for con- 
sideration until the next meeting and a 
committee composed of Dr. C. Grier 
Davis, the Rev. James Skelton, and the 
Rev. David Parks was appointed to work 
with the Board to prepare the proposi- 
tion in greater detail. 
— At his own request the Rev. Henry 
Schum was dismissed to Knoxville Pres- 
bytery. Mr. Schum is engaged in evan- 
gelistic work and is making his home 
within the bounds of Knoxville Presby- 
tery. 

— An overture from the Session of First 
Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville on 
the Holy Scriptures was adopted and 
forwarded to the General Assembly. (See 
text of the overture on page 5.) 

— Dr. L. Nelson Bell of Montreat was 
endorsed by Presbytery as a candidate 
for Moderator of the General Assembly. 
— The Rev. Thomas E. Cook of the Oak 
Forest Chinch was elected Moderator- 
nominee, and Presbytery voted to meet 
next at the Westminster Church of 
Asheville on July 11. 



AprU - May. 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Thi-ee 



ANDERSON AND STOFFEL TO 

SPEAK AT SYNOD OF 

APPALACHIA 

Announcement has been made by the 
Rev. W. F. Wadsworth, Stated Clerk o£ 
Appalachia Synod, that Dr. John F. 
Anderson and Dr. E. Lee Stoffel have 
been invited as the special speakers for 
the 1972 meeting of the Synod to be 
held at King College, May 23-24. 

Dr. Anderson is Executive Secretary of 
the Board of National Ministries, and 
Dr. Stoffel is presently Pastor of River- 
side Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, 
Florida. For a number of years Dr. 
Stoffel was Pastor of Charlotte's First 
Presbyterian Church and was elected 
Moderator of Synod "B" when that body 
iield its first meeting on November 30 
last year. 

The Appalachia Synod meeting will 
convene at 1:30 P.M. on May 23 and will 
be adjourned at the conclusion of busi- 
ness, presumably during the afternoon of 
the 24th. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
TO MEET JUNE 11 



The meeting of the General Assem- 
bly of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States will convene at Montreat 
on June 11. 

Four men, three laymen and a min- 
ister, have been endorsed by their pres- 
byteries for the office of Moderator. 
They are Dr. Joseph Norton of Little 
Rock, Arkansas; Dr. Worth McDougald 
of Athens, Georgia; Dr. L. Nelson Bell 
of Montreat; and The Rev. David L. 
Stitt of Houston, Texas. 

One of the most publicized issues to 
be considered at the meeting will be the 
report of the Ad-interim Committee on 
the Restructuring of Assembly's Boards 
and Agencies. The committee is recom- 
mending that there be one board, called 
the General Executive Board, which will 
take the place of the five separate boards 
now in existence. The new board 
(GEB) will be composed of approxi- 
mately seventy persons, the majority of 
whom are to be elected by the synods. 
A feature of the new organization which 
is being stressed is a provision being 
built into the structure designed to pro- 
duce greater responsiveness to the think- 
ing of the church at large. It is esti- 
mated that the transition from the pres- 
ent system to the new one will 
cost approximately $500,000 which is 
proposed to be raised by increasing the 
per-capita assessment in 1972 and 1973. 

The 1972 Assembly meeting will be 
opened by the present Moderator, the 
Rev. Ben Lacy Rose. 




A SPIRE 
SYMBOLIZING ASPIRATIONS 



After many years of waiting and sav- 
ing, the members of the Riceville Pres- 
byterian congregation saw a hope ful- 
filled, the second week in May, in the 
erection of the stately steeple which now 
graces the lovely "church on the hill". 
The steeple, made of fiberglass and 
crowned with a cross, symbolizes the 
highest aspirations of the members to 
point the eyes and hearts of men, wom- 
en, boys and girls heavenward, above the 
levels of common humanity, to the "high 
calling of God in Christ Jesus". 

The steeple houses a fine bell which, 
for nearly a hundred years, has been 
beckoning the people of the community 
to the worship of God, and continues 
to symbolize the belief that the freedom 
we enjoy finds its basis in faith in God. 
— Rev. Richard Curnow 



MEMORIALS from Page Six 



Dorothy Kory, Austin, Tex. Mrs. C. J. Peters, Pensa- 

cola, Fla. Mrs. W. D. Comings, Hendersonvilie. Mr. 

& Mrs. B. L. Prince, Jacl<sonvilie, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. 

Steptien Chase, Jr., New Braunfels, Tex. Mr. W. H. 

Hoffmann, Hamiiton, 0. Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. 

Stewart, Pisgah Forest. Mr. L. Gene Gatter, Bala- 

Cynwyd, Pa. Mrs. S. B. Paul, Chicago, 111. Mr. & 

Mrs. David S. Wescott, Mr. & Mrs. W. Walter Tison, 

Tampa, Fla. 
SHOOK, MRS. LASSIE, HAYESVILLE, N. C-. — Mrs. 

Tom Gray, Hayesville. 
SIMMONDS, MR. FRANK, RED CREEK, W. VA. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 
SNELSON, MR. ALRICK E., FRANKLIN — Mrs. Mary 

S. Byrd, Franklin. 
SNYDER, MRS. CLARA — Mr. & Mrs. Elli^ Vaught, 

Swannanoa. 
STEVENS, MRS. HELEN, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

E. R. Gibbs, Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. C. D. Thomas, 

Black Mountain. 
SUTHERLAND, MRS. EDWARD R., HENDERSONVILLE 

— Lucille Wilson, Etowah. Mrs. Forest Gardner, 

Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonvilie. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
TINGEN, MRS. HAROLD, FUQUAY VARNIA, N. C. — 

The Pete McDonald Family, Larned, Kans. Mr. & 

Mrs. Furman Robertson, Women of The Presbyterian 

Church, Waynesville. 
UNGER, MISS ETHEL, RICHMOND, VA. — Sunday 

School Class No. 3 of The Presbyterian Church, 

Franklin. 
UNGER, RABBI SIDNEY E., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Robert 

0. Collins, Asheville. 

WARREN, MRS. LETHA, CANDLER — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Canton. 



WOMEN OF PRESBYTERY 
MEET AT WEAVERVILLE 

The annual meeting of the Women of 
the Church of Asheville Presbytery was 
held Thursday, April 20 at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Weaverville, 
N. C. The meeting was presided over 
by Mrs. J. T. Russell, Jr. of Waynesville, 
the organization's president. 

Featured speaker was the Rev. John 
C. Neville, Jr., pastor of First Presby- 
terian Church Hendersonvilie, whose 
subject was "Predestination". 

The women heard reports concerning 
committee work and accomplishments of 
local organizations during the past year. 
Reports were also given on the work of 
Asheville Presbytery and concerning the 
Presbyterian Home for Children. As a 
part of the latter presentation, a group 
of the children from the Home, under 
the direction of the Rev. James L. Lyons, 
sang two songs. 

Mrs. Howard Fleenor, President of the 
Women of the Church in the Synod of 
Appalachia, gave a special address. 

The following officers were elected 
and installed: President, Mrs. Harold 
Borchert; Vice President, Mrs. T. N. 
Renshaw; Recording Secretary, Mrs. 
Kent Rogers; Corresponding Secretary, 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan; Treasurer, Mrs. 
W. E. Elhott; and Historian, Mrs. E. L. 
Dorsey. 

District Chairmen are: I — Mrs. Paul 
Tyndal, II — Mrs. Richard Curnow, III — 
Mrs. George Sowerby, IV — Mrs. Robert 
Paden, and V — Mrs. Sam Smith. 

Cause Chairman are: Personal Faith 
and Family Life — Mrs. Cecil Garrett, 
Christian Community Action — Mrs. Vir- 
ginia Dudley, Presbyterian Home — Mrs. 
Corbett Alexander, JEcumenical Missions 
and Relations — Mrs. John Crawford 
Leadership and Resources — Mrs. Eudora 
Gunn, King College Sponsor — Mrs. Joe 
Carpenter, Stillman College Representa- 
tive — ^Mrs. Martha Shields, White Cross 
Representative — Mrs. Johnny Shelby, 
and Montreat Representative — Mrs. Don- 
ald Munson. 



WELLS, MR. DAVID, BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN 
— Miss Christine H. MacMartin, Hendersonvilie. 

WHITSON, DR. W. K., HIAWASSEE, GA. — Mr. Lee B. 
Nichols, Andrews, Mr. & Mrs. George W. Whitson, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Weaverville. 

WORLEY, MR. JOHN DOUGLAS, CANTON — Mrs. Vel- 
ma S. Mears, Canton. 

WRENN, MRS. RUTH TUCKER, AUGUSTA, GA. — The 
Carl Teagues, Mr. & Mrs. Wendell McDevitt, Mr. & 
Mrs. W. D. Hickey & Family, Circle No. 2 of The 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. J. C. McDowell, Ladies 
Bible Class of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Grover C. Brown, Miss Josephine Osborne, Mrs. L. E. 
McLean, Women of The Presbyterian Church, Wea- 
verville. Board of Trustees of The Presbyterian 
Home, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham 
Price, Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Asheville. 

WRIGHT, MRS. PEARL, FRANKLIN — Mrs. Mary S. 
Byrd, Franklin. 

WRIGHT, MRS. W. D., SENECA, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank Ferrell, Mr. & Mrs. J. Owens Davidson, Mrs. 
G. W. Galloway, Mrs. R. L. Strieker, Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert L. Daniels, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. M. Boyd, Brevard. Mrs. W. E. Norteman, 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Paden, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Orr, 
Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Shepard, Hendersonvilie. Mr. & 
Mrs. Clayton O'Neil, Mountain Home. Mr. & Mrs. 
William McKay, East Flat Rock Elementary School 
Faculty, East Flat Rock, N. 0. 



Page Tour 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April - May. 1972 



SYNOD "B" BOUNDARY 
COMMITTEE MEETS 

The committee of Synod "B" which 
is charged with making recommencla- 
tions concerning presbytery boundaries 
in the new synod met in Raleigh on 
May 9. 

Established by the committee as its 
first priority was consideration of the 
boundary to be established in the western 
region of the synod. Agreement was 
reached on a method for gathering data 
which will be studied at a future meet- 
ing of the committee to be held in 
Montreat. 

Representatives from Asheville Pres- 
bytery who are members of this commit- 
tee and who attended the May 9 meet- 
ing are Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., of Hen- 
dersonville, the Rev. Jeff Kesterson and 
the Rev. David Parks. 



DILLINGHAM from Page One 

to the Presbyterian church by Rev. E. 
Mac Davis as Evangelist, and four by 
letter from the Protestant Methodist 
Church. Six persons were received by 
the commission on examination." 

"The church was then duly organized, 
and Messrs. W. H. Jarrett, Jno. Brig- 
man and J. A. Hensley elected, ordained 
and installed elders; and Messrs. W. S. 
West, Chas. Dillingham and Elbert Dil- 
lingham deacons." 

The report was approved, the church 
was enrolled as Upper Ivy Presbyterian 
Church, and Mr. J. A. Hensley was giv- 
en a seat as its representative. 

The report of the Home Mission 
Committee made at the same meeting 
of presbytery contains this additional 
statement about Upper Ivy: "A new 
church has been organized on Big Ivy 
Creek, 3 miles above Barnardsville, 
known as Upper Ivy Church. Rev. E. 
Mac Davis began work at this point in 
October 1897. There are sixty-six mem- 
bers on the roll (apparently twelve addi- 
tional members had been received since 
the time of organization a month ealier) , 
and three elders and three deacons have 
been elected, ordained and installed. A 
buikUng site and lumber for the erec- 
tion of a church have been donated. 
Four schools have been successfully con- 
ducted at this point during the summer 
by consecrated Christian women under 
the direction of Mr. Davis." 

Existing records are not clear about 
the construction of the church build- 
ing, but indications are that it took 
place very soon after the organization. 

Another statement concerning the 
progress of Upper Ivy Church appears 
in the Home Mission Committee report 
made to the May 1, 1901 meeting of 
presljytcry: "At Upper Ivy a site has 
loeen given for a manse, and also neces- 
sary lumber. It is expected that Synod's 
Committee of Home Missions will ap- 



JUNIOR HIGH RALLY 

The Junior High Council of Presby- 
tery's Christian Education Committee 
has planned a "Teen Team Retreat" to 
be held at Montreal on May 19-20. 

The event is designed for all 7th, 8th, 
and 9th graders together with their adult 
leaders from churches of Asheville Pres- 
bytery. Registration will take place 4:30- 
5:30 Friday afternoon at Howerton Hall, 
and the total cost per person for regis- 
tration, meals, and lodging will be $6.00. 

The Junior High Council is composed 
of Mrs. Kenneth Foreman, Chairman; 
Mrs. Harold Borchert, Mr. David Cole, 
the Rev. William R. Anderson, and the 
Rev. James J. Therrell. 



propriate a sufficient sura for the erec- 
tion of the manse .... Under the lead- 
ership of Brother Davis, the people of 
Ivy township have gained a great vic- 
tory over the distilleries that have been 
operating in that end of the county. Mr. 
Davis has grown constantly in the re- 
spect and confidence of the people, and 
has made a good name for the Presby- 
terian Church." 

Through May 1901 the church was 
listed as Upper Ivy Church. In the Oc- 
tober 1901 listing it was referred to as 
Church of the Covenant at Barnards- 
ville, and after that as Covenanter's 
Church. 

The organizing pastor. Rev. E. Mac 
Davis was dismissed to Atlanta Presby- 
tery in 1904. The church was served 
by supply ministers for a number of 
years. Rev. J. C. Brown is listed as 
Stated Supply for the period 1911-13. 
Following this time the church was 
served by supply preachers whose names 
do not appear in official records. One 
of them, however, was a seminary stu- 
dent, Robert Edwin McClure who was 
to become Executive Secretary of the 
Presbytery in 1945. 

In 1922 the church was once more to 
have a resident pastor. Licentiate H. B. 
Dendy was received from Athens Pres- 
bytery and was ordained and installed 
as pastor of Covenanter's Church on 
June 25, 1922. An additional statement 
from the record reads: "Mr. Dendy was 
granted evangelistic powers within the 
bounds of his field, North Buncombe." 

On April 23, 1924 the relation be- 
tween Mr. Dendy and the church at Dil- 
lingham was dissolved that he might 
give full time to the rapidly developing 
work at Weaverville. At this same time 
the church gave notice of its intention 
to call Mr. Walter K. Beaty who was 
completing his work at Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary. Mr. Beaty was or- 
dained and installed as pastor on Oc- 
toljer 5, 1924 and continued his work 
there until he was called in 1931 to be 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Mt. 
Holly, N. C. 



ASHEVILLE MINISTERS AND 

CHURCHES INVITED TO 

N. C. SYNOD MEETING 

Announcement has been made by Mr. 
V. R. Jansen, Executive Secretary of the 
Synod of North Carolina, that ministers 
and churches of Asheville Presbytery are 
to be invited to attend the 1972 meeting 
of the Synod of North Carolina. Official 
letters will be sent to ministers and 
sessions by Dr. David Burr, Chairman of 
the N. C. Synod Council. 

The Synod meeting is to be held at 
Queens College in Charlotte on June 
6 and 7. Entertainment will be provided 
for Asheville Presbytery "representatives" 
on the same basis as for official partici- 
pants. 



After Mr. Beaty's departure the 
church turned again to Rev. H. B. Den- 
dy who accepted the challenge and 
served the congregation in addition to his 
work at Weaverville, Red Oak and Ivy 
Park. This arrangement was to continue 
until 1939. 

During these years need was felt for 
a new church building, and under Mr. 
Dendy's leadership the goal was realized. 
During 1934-35 by the utilization of a 
great deal of volunteer labor and do- 
nated materials a stone sanctuary was 
built at a total cost of $3415. At this 
time, October 17, 1934, the name of the 
church was changed from Covenanter's 
to the Dillingham Presbyterian Church. 

Beginning the first Sunday in April, 
1939 the Dillingham church once more 
had a resident pastor. The Rev. Ewell 
Nelson became pastor at that time and 
continued to serve until February 1942. 
The Rev. W. Hoyt Wakefield assumed 
the pastorate in July of that same year. 
He resigned in 1946. The next regular 
pastor was the Rev. W. G. Somerville 
who served from 1950 until 1957. The 
present pastor, the Rev. Daniel E. Carl- 
ton, began his service that same year. 

During Mr. Carlton's pastorate the 
church has continued to grow and has 
made substantial physical improvements 
including the building of a fellowship 
hall and the installation of plumbing. 

The Dillingham church reported 169 
members at the close of 1971. It nearly 
always exceeds the presbytery and de- 
nominational average in members re- 
ceived on profession of faith. 

Being one of the few remaining strict- 
ly rural churches in the presbytery, it 
has not shown large numerical growth, 
but continues to be a supplier of mem- 
bers for urban congregations. Not only 
among the churches of Asheville Pres- 
bytery but in Presbyterian churches in 
many Southern cities are there members 
and leaders who first heard of Christ at 
Dillingham. 



April - May. 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by the Superintendent 

Melanie Hyatt a Junior at Owen High 
received another honor this week. Mel- 
anie will attend Girls State in Greens- 
horo in June sponsored by the Francy 
Burdett Post No. 70 (American Legion 
Auxiliary) of Oteen. Melanie is one of 
the two girls selected from Owen for 
this honor. After her visit to Greens- 
boro, she will attend a summer session 
at King College before she enters her 
senior year. We are proud of Melanie 
on the honors she has received and the 
pride she has brought to the Home. 

The start of the Little League season 
is just a few weeks away and the boys 
are anxious to get started. The few prac- 
tices that we have had shows that we will 
be weak this year and will have to work 
extra hard to defend our Championship 
title that was won last year. Tommy 
Bell, one of our former boys, will be 
coaching this year and will bring the 
boys out. 

Mr. Brown and the larger boys con- 
tinue to renovate the departments in 
our dorms. A new ceiling has been in- 
stalled in the little boys department 
along with beautiful paneling for the 
walls. With the addition of new lights 
and a new floor this is a wonderful ad- 
dition to our living quarters. All of 
this work with the exception of the 
floors, has been made possible through 
The In Lieu of Flowers Fund. This fund 
has allowed us to do so many things that 
we could not do if we did not have it. 

We are thankful to the Women of 
Asheville Presbytery for the large num- 
ber of books sent to us. We will be able to 
bring our Collection of books up to date 
and have many more books for the 
children to enjoy. Most of our books 
were out of date and held no interest 
for the children. Mrs. Alexander is hav- 
ing a trained Librarian screen the books 
for us and they will soon be on our 
shelves. 

A reception and dinner was held at 
the Swannanoa Church to honor our 
graduates from high school and 
college. A lovely gift was presented to 
the group, and after dinner they were 
entertained by the Ben Lippen Choir. 
James Adams, Keith Bates and Charlie 
Robinson are our High School gradu- 
ates. Susan McKenzie will graduate 
from Lees McRae College May 21. 



JUNE BIRTHDAYS 




1 Barbara Revis 


18 


4 Timmy Clarke 


15 


25 Charles Robinson 


18 



OVERTURE ON 
HOLY SCRIPTURE 

We are printing below the text of the 
overture proposed by the Session of First 
Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville and 
adopted by Asheville Presbytery at the 
April 15 meeting held in Brevard. 

1. That the General Assembly reaffirm 
that Chapter I of the Confession of Faith 
on the Holy Scripture along with the 
parallel sections of the Shorter and Larger 
Catechisms do indeed teach the plenary 
verbal inspiration of Holy Scripture and 
call us to be in obedience to the Old and 
New Testaments as "The Word of God 
written, the only infallible rule of faith and 
practice." 

2. That the General Assembly reaffirm 
that "the infallible rule of interpretation of 
Scriptures, is Scripture itself"; and that the 
Scriptures, being self-attesting, are not sub- 
ject to the criticisms or preconceptions of 
unregenerate man nor should they be inter- 
preted to suit the situations and fancies of 
man. 

3. That the General Assembly affirm 
that, not only are the acts of God inspired, 
but that the very words that record and 
interpret these acts are inspired of God; 
and that the Bible is the verbalized com- 
munication of God to men (the Word of 
God written) ; and that the Assembly, there- 
fore, reject as inadequate, the so-called 
"Witness and Instrument" theory of Scrip- 
ture. 

4. That the Assembly recognize that the 
Church can only be unified under the 
Doctrine of Scripture declared in the West- 
minster Standards, as we have taken our 
vows under these Standards; and that all 
Assembly boards, agencies, programs, litera- 
ture, and personnel shall be only those that 
willingly accept and follow the doctrine of 
the plenary verbal inspiration of Scrip- 
ture. 

REGISTRATION BLANKS 

AVAILABLE FOR 

PRESBYTERY CAMPS 

Descriptive brochures of the 1972 sum- 
mer camping program have been mailed 
out to all the churches of Asheville 
Presbytery. Each brochure contains the 
official registration form to be used by 
those who apply to attend the camps. 

The fee for all camps except the 
Family Camp will be $21.00. A registra- 
tion fee of 110.50 is to accompany the 
application, with the remainder to be 
paid the first day of camp. 

A schedule of the camps together with 
the director of each follows: 
June 19-23 — Youth Service Fellowship 

Camp (Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th 

graders) — David Parks-Director 
June 26-July 1 Junior High I (Rising 8th 

and 9th graders) — Tom McPhaii-Dir. 
July 1-4 — Family Group — Jeff Kesterson 

and Riley Covin - Directors 
July 10-15 — Junior I — (Rising 5th, 6th, 

and 7th graders) — Jim Therrell - Dir. 
July 17-22— Junior High II — (Rising 8th 

and 9th graders) — Harold Borchert - 

Director 
July 24-29 — Junior II — (Rising 5th, 6th, 
and 7th graders) — John Neville - Dir. 

Additional copies of the brochure and 
application form are available from Pres- 
bytery's Office. 



SENIOR HIGHS HOLD R.4LLY, 
ELECT OFFICERS 

The Spring Rally of the Senior High 
Fellowship of Asheville Presbytery waj^ 
held at the Windy Gap Young Life 
Camp north of Weaverville during the 
weekend of May 12-14. The gathering 
was attended by approximately 135 
young people from the churches of the 
presbytery. 

The program featured "The Bridge", 
a folk musical group, and speaker Charlie 
Brown from Orlando, Florida. The meet- 
ing was directed by the Youth Council 
and their adult advisors: the Rev. Joe 
Greer, the Rev. Tom McPhail, and Mrs. 
Charles Massey of Montreat. 

The following young people were 
elected to serve as leaders of the Fellow- 
ship during the next year: 

Sam Thielman, Montreat Church, 

Moderator 
Steven Coston, Swannanoa Church, 

Vice Moderator 
Ellen Branberg, Asheville 1st Church, 

Stated Clerk 
Richard Goswick, Hendersonville 1st 

Church, Treasurer 
Valerie Owen Westminster Church, 

Registrar 
Ellen Evans, Westminster Church, 
Historian 
District Chairmen 
Danny McLean, West Asheville 

Church 
Patsy Daniels, Montreat Church 
George Perkins, Brevard-Davidson 

River Church 
Ann McCartney, Kenilworth Church 
Pat Mastin, West Asheville Church 
Al Gardner, Asheville 1st 
The newly elected and installed Coun- 
cil together with their advisors will go 
on a training and planning retreat be- 
ginning May 29. 

TAYLOR VISITS ASIA 

The Rev. G. Aiken Taylor, Editor of 
The Presbyterian Journal and Vice Presi- 
dent of the National Association of 
Evangelicals, returned on May 4 from a 
twenty-one day trip to countries of south- 
east Asia. The purpose of the tour was 
to review the work of World Re- 
lief Commission, the relief agency of the 
National Association of Evangelicals. 

Dr. Taylor spent five days in Viet- 
nam and also visited Thailand, Taiwan, 
Korea and Japan. He was able to make 
contact with Presbyterian missionaries 
in those countries where our denominei- 
tion has mission work. 

As a part of his responsibility to make 
available the information he has gather- 
ed, Dr. Taylor has organized a presenta- 
tion using colored slides and has indi- 
cated a willingness to give a program in 
churches of Asheville Presbytery that 
would be interested in receiving this in- 
formation. 



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ANDERSON, MRS. JAMES C, MANNING, S. C. — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne 
Sample, Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Primary De- 
partment of First Church, Circle No. 10 of First 
Church, Hendersonville. 

ARNOLD, MISS MARIE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. W. W, 
Ballew, Asheville. Mrs. S. Jane Schadt, Houston, 
Tex. Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Moore, Erie, Pa. 

ARROWOOD, MRS. ARTIE — Ivy Park Presbyterian 
Church, Young People's Class of Ivy Park Church, 
Weaverville. Mrs. Irene Honeycutt and Louise, 
Barnardsville. 

BENNETT, MRS. MARGARET, NAPLES, FLA. — Mr. 
Howard Schmidt, Brevard. 

BENSHOFF, MR. MARION D., PERRY, IOWA — Sun- 
day School Class No. 3 of Presbyterian Church, 
Franklin. 

BRENDLE, MRS. ETTA, BRYSON CITY — Mr. & Mrs. 
Paul Hambly, Bryson City. 

BROADWAY, MR. ARTHUR WILBUR, SUMMERTON, 
S. c — Mr. & Mrs. Grover C. Brown, Weaverville. 

BROOKSHIRE, "BABY" KARL FREDRICK, ASHEVILLE 

— Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Bartlett, Horse Shoe. Miss 
Grace Gaillard, Hendersonville. 

BROWN, MRS. OMER FISH, WAYNESVILLE — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 

BUCHANAN, MR. DOCKERY F., ANDREWS — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. W. Travillian, Dallas, Texas. 

BURGIN, MRS. JESSIE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. R. L. 
Worley, Mrs Evelyn W. Mann, Asheville. 

BURRELL, MRS. MAGGIE — Mrs. Mildred P. Vaught, 
Swannanoa. 

BUSK, MISS ALPHA S., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles F. Clark, Miss Ruth Hillhouse, Mr. Fred 
C. Siggelkow, Mr. & Mrs. A. F. Read, Circle No. 10 
of First Church, Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Hen- 
dersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & 
Mrs. Graydon Wheeler, Wayne, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald C. Johnson, Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr. Hans 
Thompson, Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Keselring, Greenville, 
Mich. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thompson, Sidney, Mich. 
Mr & Mrs. Howard Thompson, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

BYRD, MR. SAMUEL H., ORA. S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
G. W. Galloway, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

CAREY, MISS JEANNE, NOGALES, ARIZ. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

CARPENTER, MR. & MRS. J. E., FOREST CITY, N. C. 

— Miss Mildred Reese, Miss Lydia Reese, Hender- 
sonville. Mr. & Mrs. D. F. Stoneback, Brevard. 

CLARK, MR. HAL N., HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. E. M. 
Bailey and Gladys, Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Shepard, Mrs. 
W. E. Norteman, Neighbors on Glenview Avenue & 
Oakdale Drive, Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Paden, Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Mrs. Kenneth G. Bartels, Hen- 
dersonville. Lucille Wilson, Etowah. 

CLARKE, MR. BEN H., CHAPEL HILL, N. C. — Dr. & 
Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 

COCKE, MISS GRETCHEN, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas S Morrison, General & Mrs. John C. 
Arrowsmith, Mr. & Mrs. H. Edwin Pollock, Mrs. Sara 
A. Smithson, Miss Margaret L. Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. 
Allen T. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore D. Morrison, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. T. W. Pritchard, Jr., Mrs. Albert N. 
Barnett, Rockwell-Ballew American Legion Auxiliary, 
Miss Winifred Lee, Mr. & Mrs. Harmon Lee, Mr. & 
Mrs. Jack Woodcock, Mrs. B. A. Mardis, Mr. & Mrs. 
Philip Cocke, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John L. Simmons, Mrs. 
Mary S. Beadles, Mrs. Jessica B. Rajford, Mr. C. W. 
King, Mr. & Mrs. George M. Whitson, Jr., Asheville. 

COLLINS, MRS. ORVILLE, MIAMI SHORES, FLA. — 
Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Hicklin, Arden. Miss Laura Cllne, 
Miss Elsie Cline, Asheville. 

COLLINS, MR. ROBERT C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
W. H. Arthur, Mrs. J. A. Goforth and Sara, Mr. Frank 
P. Rymer, Mrs. Flora Briggs, Mr. & Mrs. John P. 
Dosier, Asheville Board of Realtors, Mr. & Mrs. 
Shelby E. Horton, Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Bowman, Mr. 
Eugene P. Bowman, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne N. Bramlett, 
"The Beaverdam Fox Hunters", Martha C. Ford, 
Mrs. L. J. Brookshire, Dr. & Mrs. H. W. Paper, Mr. & 
Mrs. Balfour Brookshire, Three Mountaineers, Inc., 
Mrs. Walter MacPhail, Dr. E. W. Lyda, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles G. Tennent, Mrs. Dorothy W. Rembert, Ashe- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Furman Rymer, Mr. Thomas A. 
Rymer, Mr. Joseph R. Rymer, Huntingtown, Md. Mr. 
John L. Rymer, Bethesda, Md. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur D. 
Bond, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Bradley, Mr. & Mrs. Walter 
G. Staley, The Striblings of Mexico, Mexico, Mo. 
Mr. Raymond B. Bassett, Johnson City, Tonn. Mrs. 



R. W. Swindell, Laddonia, Mo. Mr. Christopher S. 

Bond, Jefferson City, Mo. Mr. & Mrs. Dan B. Hooper, 

Mr. & Mrs. Jackson F. Dunn, Sylva. Mrs. Peter 

Todsen, Torrance, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. Charles V. 

Mull, Greensboro, N. C. 
COX, MRS. ALBERT, GOLDSBORO, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Jack G. ScroQos, Canton. 
CREWS, MR. JOHN H.. ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Sara A. 

Smithson, Asheville. Col. & Mrs. Robert C. Brown, 

Gulfoort, Fla. 
DENDY, MR. JAMES STUART, NEW LONDON, CONN. 



Loftin, 
Crook, 



Mr. & Mrs. 



— Miss Annie Westall, Asheville. Mrs. 
Weaverville. The H. W. Travilllans, Mrs. 
Dallas, Texas. 

DOCKERY, MR. CARL L., ASHEVILLE — 

E. L. Curtis. Weaverville. 
DOUGLAS, MR. RAYMOND J., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 

Sara A. Smithson, Mr. & Mrs. Lombard Williams, Col. 

& Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 

W. A. Allison, Black Mountain. 
EASLEY, MR. GEORGE FRED, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 

Marie Abair, Mr. & Mrs. Dail M. Gibbs, Miss Helen 

B. Burgess, Nursing Service of Highland Hospital, 

Office of Information Services of Highland Hospital, 

Mrs. F. K. Justice, Asheville. 
EDMONDS, MR. WILLIAM E., JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — 

Business Women's Bible Class of Riverside Presby- 
terian Church, Jacksonville, Fla. 
FERGUSON, MR. MILAS N., WAYNESVILLE — Industrial 

Relations Department of Olin Corporation, Pisgah 

Forest. 
FISHER, MR. GEORGE PRESCOTT, WEAVERVILLE — 

Mrs. C. E. George, Mrs. A. Cox, Mrs. Alice G. Mc- 

Dov^ell, Miss Josephine Osborne, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. 

Curtis, Mr. Robert L Curtis, The Ansel Smith Family, 

Circle No, 2 of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 

Ben H. Evans, Mr. & Mrs. George Gravenstuk, Mrs. 

L. E. McLean, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth N. 

Decker, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Howard, Mrs. 

Dorothy L. Atkms, Mrs. J. F. Starr, Mrs. Goldie 

Tucker, Mrs. A. V. Allen, Dallas, Texas. Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank H. Mifflen, New York, N. Y. Mrs. W. C. Brown, 

Garland, Texas. Mr. & Mrs. Harold F. Parsons, Lake- 
wood, N. J. Miss Margaret Campbell, Brantfor, 

Ontario, Canada, Dr. M. J. McCormick, Kingston, 

Ontario, Carada. 
FOSTER, MR. NAYLOR C, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 

James C. Thomas, Greenville, S. C. 
FOWLER, MR. EARL J., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Sara A. 

Smithson, Asheville. 
GIEZENTANNER, MR. HARRY LEE, ASHEVILLE — Dr. 

& Mrs A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 
GRAY, MR. & MRS. JAVAN J , FRANKLIN — Mr. & 

Mrs David R. Bradley, Mrs. Mary S. Byrd, Franklin. 
GREEN, MRS. ELSA — Lance Lumber Company, Inc., 

Hendersonville. 
HAND, MR. EVANS — Women of The Presbyterian 

Church, Montreat. 
HARMAN, MR. PRESTON V., PETERSBURG, W. VA. — 

Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 
HARTMAN, MRS. NITA B., MIAMI, FLA. — Mrs. Virginia 

D. Irvin, Hendersonville. 
HAYES, MISS MYRTLE, FRANKLIN — Mrs. Mary S. 

Byrd, Franklin. 
HAYNIE, MRS. MAUDE, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs Alex Garber, Hendersonville. 
HEMPHILL MRS. RAY, FRANKLIN — Mr. & Mrs. 

Horace T. Nolen, Franklin. 
HENSEL, MRS. CYNTHIA OLIVE, WINSTON-SALEM, 

N. C. — Kathleen and Olive Croswell, Asheville. 
HICASSIN. MRS. WILHELMINA, ROCHESTER, N. Y.— 

Quality Control Department of Champion Papers, Mr. 

& Mrs. James T. Duckworth, Canton. 
HOLLIFIELD, MR. B. E., SKYLAND — Mr. & Mrs. 

Conrad Ward, Weaverville. 
HOWELL, MR. BASIL R., LEICESTER — Mrs. W. W. 

Ballew, Frances and Michael, Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. 

Tennent, Asheville. Mr. M. E. Howell, Fayetteville, 

N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Carlson, Rockville, Md. 
HOWELL, MR. GILBERT, ATHENS, GA. — Sunday 

School Class No. 3 of The Presbyterian Church, 

Franklin. 
HYSONG, MR THOMAS MARTIN, WASHINGTON, D. C. 

— Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Hysong, Hendersonville. 
KELLER, MR. RICHARD G., MOUNTAINSIDE, N. J. — 

Mrs. T. A. Nooner, Hendersonville. 
KINGSBERY. MR. E. CLEVE, FRANKLIN — Mrs. Mary 

S. Byrd, Franklin. 
LANCASTER, MRS. OREN W., 

& Mrs. J. H. Flangan, Mrs. 

partment of First Church, 

Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. 

J. C. West & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Paden, 

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. 

Rogers, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Mar- 

riotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. William 

McKay, Flat Rock. 
LEDFORD, MRS. BESSIE, RURAL HALL, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 



DUE WEST, S. C. — Mr. 
Walter Pike, Primary De- 
Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 



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LEDFORD, MR. OSCAR, MARS HILL, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs Lewis D. Mitchell, Asheville. 

LEONARD,' MR. CHARLES A., SAVANNAH. GA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Gus M. Devlin & Family, Asheville. 

LITTLETON, THE REV. ROSSIE D., ATLANTA, GA. — • 
Mr. & Mrs. James Davis, Alexandria, Va. 

LYTLE, MR. CHARLIE C, MIAMI, FLA. — Mrs. Hazel 
Ford, Mr. Jack Quakenbush, Asheville. 

MacDONALD, MR. ALAN, HICKORY, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. E. E. Conley, Canton. 

McKAY, MR. MALCOLM G., MARSHALL, TEX. — Mrs. 
A. Cox, Weaverville. 

MEDFORD, MRS. GEORGIA DEAVER, CANTON — 
Annette Sheffield Hyde, Hazelwood. Mrs. Jannette 
Sheffield Orr, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. James Sheffield, 
Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Wade C. Earley, Canton. 

MEHAFFEY, MRS. DAISEY, BRYSON CITY — Mrs, 
Sallie Bailey, Asheville. 

MIKELS, MRS. ROY, UNION MILLS, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Martin Cunningham, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harding, 
Mr. & Mrs. Jackson F. Dunn, Women of the Presby- 
terian Church, Sylva. 

MISENHEIMER, MR. HAROLD C, BREVARD — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Poor, Friends in Maintenance Depart- ■ 
ment of Olin Corporation, Pisgah Forest. 

MITCHELL, MRS. E. D., JR., ASHEVILLE — Miss Con- 
yers Sluder, Miss Laura Cline, Mr. & Mrs. G. Kendall 
Leemon, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore D. Morrison, Jr., Mr. 
& Mrs. T. Greene and 6th Floor Tenants of Tiara 
Ants , Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 

MORAY, MRS. LUCY — Mr. Albert S. Jern, Black 
Mountain. 

MORRIS, MRS. WAVERLY, BREVARD — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

OSBORNE MRS. MARY PEEKE, WEAVERVILLE — Miss 
Sue McElroy, Miss Mary McElroy, Mr. & Mrs. Ben H. 
Evans, Women of The Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 

PATTERSON, MRS. J. W., CONCORD, N. C. — Mrs. 
Claude Miller, Hendersonville. 

PATTON, MR. CHARLES YOUNGUE, BREVARD — Mr. 
& Mrs. D. F. Stoneback, Mr. & Mrs. Lucian P. Dea- 
vor, Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Adams, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Siniard, Mrs. Harold 
Siniard, Teacher, and the boys and girls of The 
Gingerbread House Kindergarten, Dr. & Mrs. Charles 
L. Newland, Mrs. Albert E. Norville, County Agents 
Office Education, Brevard. Mrs. Frank J. Patton, 
Haines City, Fla. Mrs. T. C. Black, Mrs. E. F. Cad- 
dell Miss Dewey Kelly, Mrs. Leonard Ascough, Mrs. 
C. H. Von Cannon, Sanford, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. R. H. 
Moore, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. Pearl L. Brittain, Hen- 
dersonville. 

PEARSON, MRS. A. V., DEL RIO, TEX. — Mr. & Mrs. 
M. H. Saunders, Mrs. Olive Gudger, Mrs. Sue Hol- 
combe, Mrs. Addle Knoblauch, Miss Lavinia Simp- 
son, Miss Genevieve McCormac, Miss Zula McCor- 
mac, Miss Willie McCormac, Asheville. 

PERKINSON, MR. SETH J., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 
Furness, Jr., Enka. 

PFAFF, MRS. HELEN, POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. — Miss 
Conyers Sluder, Asheville. 

PITTILLO, SUSAN ELISABETH, HENDERSONVILLE — 
Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

PLESS, MR. DEWEY, CANTON — Mrs. L. M. West, 
Canton. 

POPE, MR. ALBERT REESE, SR., HORSE SHOE — 
Mrs. Fay Reese, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mrs. 
William M. Shepherd, Mr. Thomas R. Shepherd, Hen- 
dersonville. 

POPE, MR. J. B., CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Women of 
The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 
Mountain. 

PORTER, MRS. RICHARD, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Miss 
Betty Lou Tate, Canton. 

RANSON, MR. NEIL, CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Miss Emma 
Sample, Miss Anre Sample, Hendersonville. 

RECTOR, MR. RICHMOND H., BAT CAVE, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs William McKay, Flat Rock. 

REDAVATS, MRS. BELLE — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

REUTER, MR. IRVING J., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Stanford Webb, Mr. & Mrs. A. Huntington Patch, Mr. 
& Mrs. Albin Knight, Mr. & Mrs. C. LeRoy Robinson, 
Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Rogers, Mrs. Ruth C. Parker, Mrs. 
J. C. Dillard, Asheville. Frances Brewster, Inc., 
Ellamay Horan, Mrs. Dorothy H. Bateman, Palm 
Beach, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. E. T. Smith, Mrs. Earl Rai- 
ford. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Al Brickman, 
Delray Beach, Fla. Mr. Harry N. Gifford, Jr., Te- 
questa, Fla, 

RISSER, MISS ELIZABETH, LINCOLN, NEB. — Miss 
Christine H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

ROGERS, MRS. HILDA, ASHEVILLE — Mr. a Mrs. 
Conrad Ward, Weaverville. 

ROLSTON, MRS. H. F., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. Ralph S. 
Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 

RONBECK, MR. ARTHUR R., LEXINGTON, NEB. — 
Mr. & Mrs, E. C. Verrlll, Concord, Mass. Mr. & Mrs. 
R. W. Reaqan, Asheville. 

SCOTT, DR. E. C, ATLANTA, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
W. Paden, Hendersonville. 

SEAGRAVES, MR. ROBERT, ATHENS, GA. — Miss Ida 
Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Gibson, Sr., Mrs. 
Lois Briggs Hendry, Mrs. Mildred M. Wulff, Miss 
Evelyn Slier, Mrs. Elizabeth Wells, Mr. & Mrs. M. E. 
Davis, Waynesville. 

SHAW, MR. ARNOLD C, SR., ASHEVILLE — Dr. & Mrs. 
John C. Ransmeier, Mrs. Viola S. Ransmeier, Gen- 
eral & Mrs. J. C. Arrowsmith, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. 
Shumway, Kupples Klub of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Everett R. Gibbs, Mr. & Mrs. G. E. O'Neal, Mr. John 
A. Schweitzer, Mr. & Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, The Chat- 
more Club, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Grothaus, Mr. & Mrs. 
Herbert Ochsner, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis D. Mitchell, 
Circle No. 6 of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. Walter F. 
Koch, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Klemeyer, Garden Gate 
Club, Mr. Fred B. Merrell, Asheville. Mrs. William 
Raynor & Family, Brentwood, N. Y. Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. Miss Pauline Slaughter, 
Canton. Mr. Earl D. Robinson, Myrtle Grove, Fla. 
Mr. & Mrs. Montie Miller, New Brighton, Minn. Mrs. 

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June. 1972 



No. 6 



YOUTH COUNCIL HOLDS 
RETREAT 

The newly elected Youth Council of 
Asheville Presbytery observed its annual 
planning retreat at Myrtle Beach, South 
Carolina the week of May 29 - June 3. 

The event was directed by the Adult 
Advisors, the Rev. Joseph Greer and 
Mrs. Charles Massey. Guest leader was 
the Rev. Bruce Davis, Associate Minis- 
ter at First Presbyterian Church, Augus- 
ta, Georgia. 

For inspiration and iirstruction, the 
young people had studies from the Gos- 
pel of John and discussions on evan- 
gelism. Blocks of time were also de- 
voted to planning 1972-73 youth work 
for the presbytery. 

Young people attending the retreat 
were: Samuel Thielman of Montreat, 
Steve Coston and Bobby Ferguson of 
Swannanoa, Richard Goswick of Hen- 
dersonville First, Ellen Branberg and 
Al Gardner of Asheville First, Valerie 
Owen and Ellen Evans of Westminster, 
Pat Mastin and Danny McLean of West 
Asheville, Patsy Daniels of Montreat 
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CANTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The Presbyterian church of Canton, 
North Carolina, was organized Sunday, 
November 6, 1904, by a commission of 
the Presbytery of Asheville, consisting 
of the Reverend R. P. Smith, the Rev- 
erend J. C. Hardin, the Reverend R. S. 
Eskridge, and Ruling Elders D. M. Kil- 
lian and W. S. Terrell. The church 
was organized with the following char- 
ter members: Mrs. J. C. Hardin, Miss 
Pearl Tate (later Mrs. Pearl Gulp) , 
J. Earl Tate, James Henderson, Stans- 
burry Smathers, Mrs. Mary E. Fuller, 
Mrs. A. V. McGee, Dr. S. H. McNeeley 
and Mrs. S. H. McNeeley. 

The Reverend Joseph Converse Har- 
din was the first pastor of the church, 
which he served as stated supply, being 
at the same time pastor of the Bethel 



Presbyterian Church and responsible for 
a new mission field at Leicester. 

Mr. Hardin brought his family to 
Canton on April 1, 1904, and they were 
met by Mr. Arthur Osborne and Dr. Mc- 
Neeley. Mr. Hardin's family consisted 
of his wife, Mrs. Emma Tate Hardin, 
and five daughters: Elsie, Robbie Jo, 
Margaret (Mrs. Richard Porter) , Mary 
(Mrs. Carl Robinson) and Clare (Mrs. 
Mays) ; also Mrs. Hardin's sister and 
brother, Pearl and Earl Tate. 

Presbyterianism in Canton was begun 
as a church and a school. The original 
building was constructed to serve a dual 
purpose and work was started by the 
Presbytery of Asheville under the lead- 
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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. HOYT EVANS, TREASURER DON C. McKENZIE. SUPERINTENDENT 

40 CHURCH STREET. ASHEVILLE. N. C. R.F.D. I, BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

Tel. asheville, 252-306I Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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June, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 



1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. Harold Borchert, 

106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT Frank Huggins, Jr., 

Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 

N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



SECOND V. P. 
den, N. C. 



— Walter Nelson, Ar- 



SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Samuel Thielman, 
Montreat 

VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
Asheville First 



Ellen Branberg, 



REGISTRAR — Valerie Owen, West- 
minster 

HISTORIAN — Ellen Evans, Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 

Asheville First, Pat Mastin, 

West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 

Kenilworth. Danny McLean West 

Asheville. Patsy Daniels Montreat. 

Bobby Ferguson Swannanoa 

ADULT ADVISORS The Rev. Joseph 

Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 




Dr. Bell 

DR. NELSON BELL NAMED 

MODERATOR OF GENERAL 

ASSEMBLY 

Dr. L. Nelson Bell of Montreat was 
elected Moderator of the 112th meeting 
of the General Assembly of the Presby- 
terian Church on June 11, 1972. His 
election came on a second ballot count 
of 221 to 212 over Dr. Joseph Norton, a 
radiologist from Little Rock, Arkansas. 

In one of the first warmly debated 
actions following the moderatorial elec- 
tion, the Assembly adopted a proposal 
to reorganize its boards and agencies. 
The plan calls for one General Executive 
Board with approximately seventy mem- 
bers. Sixty-two members of a transi- 
tional board were named before the As- 
sembly adiourned. 

In another action the Assembly turn- 
ed down a request to withdraw the de- 
nomination from participation in COCU, 
the proposal to unite eight major de- 
nominations. The United Presbyterian 
Church (Northern) voted at its General 
Assembly last month to discontinue its 
participation in COCU. 

Proposals to withdraw the Church 
from the National Council and the 
World Council were defeated as was the 
move to abolish synods from the form 
of government. 

The requests of the synods of Appa- 
lachia ancl Mississippi to be continued 
were turned down. Mississippi and Ala- 
bama are to be combined with Tennes- 
see and Kentucky. Florida was establish- 
ed as a synod by itself. It had formerly 
been grouped with Georgia ancl South 
Carolina. 

BUDGETED 

BENEVOLENCES 

Contributions from, the churches of 
Presbytery for budgeted benevolences 
through June 6 have .amounted to 
$90,350.50 which is $13,811.15 less than 
the amount called for by the budget 
for this fraction of 1972. 

Gifts for non-budgeted benevolences 
have amounted to $14,122.97, rnaking 
total benevolence giving for this year 
$104,478.47. 



APPALACHIA FAVORS 
DISSOLUTION OF SYNODS 

In a surprise action the Synod of Ap- 
palachia, meeting at King College, Bris- 
tol, Tennessee, May 23-24, put itself on 
record as desiring to see the General As- 
sembly abolish all synods. This action 
was seen by some to be in contradiction 
to the action taken last September which 
requested that the Synod of Appalachia 
be continued. 

The meeting of Synod was called to 
order by the Moderator, Elder Ralph 
Caldwell, who delivered the retiring 
moderator's message. Elected to succeed 
him was the Rev. James B. Hollenhead, 
pastor of First Presbyterian Church, 
Richlands, Virginia. 

Following a report of Synod's Council 
through its chairman, Elder Thomas H. 
Lamb, Synod adopted a benevolence 
budget of $916,742 of which $679,642 is 
for General Assembly causes and $237,- 
100 is for synod causes. 

The Stated Clerk reported total 1971 
benevolence gifts (including presbytery 
causes) of $2,421,457 and a grand total 
to all causes of $8,271,563. At the con- 
clusion of 1971 the churches of Synod 
reported 49,957 communicants which 
was a slight decrease from the figure re- 
ported in 1970. 

Miss Bessie Mae Stribbling, Synod's 
Church Extension Worker, was com- 
mended by the committee chairman;i the 
Rev. Leroy Secrest. Announcement was 
made that the committee was recognizing 
Miss Stribbling's valuable work by pre- 
senting her with a trip to the Holy Land. 

For the Tuesday evening program the 
Rev. John F. Anderson, Executive Sec- 
retary of the Board of National Minis- 
tries, made a presentation on evangelism. 
The Wednesday morning speaker was 
the Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, pastor of River- 
side Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, 
Florida. 

Unless a need emerges for an earlier 
meeting, the Synod of Appalachia will 
meet next at the Sinking Spring Presby- 
terian Church, Abingdon, Virginia on 
May 22-23, 1973. 

Moderator nominee is the Rev. Mor- 
ris Warren of Kingsport, Tennessee. 



PRESBYTERY TO MEET 
JULY 11 

The Summer meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery will be held July 11 at 
Asheville's Westminster Presbyterian 
Church. 

The Rev. Edwin Graham of Arden, 
the retiring Moderator, is scheduled to 
preach the opening sermon. Slated to 
succeed him is the Rev. Thomas E. 
Cook, Pastor of the Oak Forest Presby- 
terian Church. 

Docketed for this meeting is the report 
of Presbytery's Council with its recom- 
mendations for the 1973 budget. 



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DENDY COMPLETES 50 YEARS 
AT WEAVERVILLE 

By Dr. R. E. McClure 

The Rev. Henry Benson Dendy, D.D., 
came to Weaverville in 1922 to be pas- 
tor of a newly organized Presbyterian 
Church tliere. This June he celebrated 
fifty years as minister to this congrega- 
tion either as the active minister or "pas- 
tor emeritus". 

On June 1st of that year he was mar- 
ried to Miss Nellie Spann Marks, the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Marks, 
of Columbia, S. C, and brought her to 
Weaverville on their honeymoon. He 
has been quoted as saying, "We have 
been honeymooning here ever since." 

But he was no stranger to the area. 
While serving in the summer of 1921 as 
student assistant to the late Rev. Paul 
N. Gresham, then pastor of the West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, he was 
assigned work in Weaverville. 

In June of that summer a little group 
of ten petitioned Asheville Presbytery 
that they be organized as a Presbyterian 
Church. The organization took place in 
September, and with the aid of the 
Home Mission Committee of Asheville 
Presbytery they extended a call to Mr. 
Dendy, about to graduate from Colum- 
bia Theological Seminary, Columbia, 
S. C. 

At Columbia a young lady was serv- 
ing as a case worker for the public health 
clinic. She saw the need for a Sunday 
School in a mill village and asked for 
help from Columbia Seminary, and help 
came in the person of Henry B. Dendy, 
a student at this institution. 

Dendy was the son of the late Mr. 
and Mrs. Erwin Dendy, of Hartwell, Ga. 
He had graduated from Davidson Col- 
lege, Davidson, N. C, in the class of 
1919. As student assistant at West Ashe- 
ville in 1921, he began work in areas of 
North Buncombe, eventually serving as 
either installed pastor or temporary sup- 
ply of six Presbyterian churches in the 
area for longer or shorter periods of 
time. 

He was ordained by Asheville Presby- 
tery in June 1922, and installed as pastor 
of the Dillingham Presbyterian Church 
(then known as the Covenanters Presby- 
terian Church) about four miles from 
Barnardsville. He served this church 
until October 1924, coming to the field 
every Friday or Saturday and being en- 
tertained in local homes. He preached 
at Dillingham in the morning and at 
Weaverville in the afternoon of each 
Sunday. 

His study at Weaverville was in the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Blakenship. 
Services were held on the second floor 
of a building in the business section of 
the town, then moved to the Methodist 
Protestant Church until the building of 
a wooden tabernacle. 

In the course of time Dendy served 
as the minister at six Presbyterian 
Churches in North Buncombe, Covenan- 





Dr. Dendy 

ters Presbyterian Church, the older con- 
gregation, called him and he was in- 
stalled pastor at the time of his ordina- 
tion, and served until 1934, when the 
Weaverville work demanded more of his 
time. 

When he came to Weaverville there 
were ten members of the congrega- 
tion. He served this growing group as 
"stated supply" until officially called. 
He was installed pastor in October 1924. 
This relationship was to continue until 
he reached the age of retirement in 1967, 
and since that time he is "pastor emeri- 
tus" by action of the congregation. 

There was no manse at either Weaver- 
ville or Dillingham, and the Dendy's 
were living in a boarding house. It is re- 
ported that the young preacher said he 
would establish his residence at the place 
that first provided him with a manse. 
This proved to be Weaverville. 

During the fifty years of service in 
North Buncombe the Dendy's influence 
has been felt as they have visited in 
homes and churches. Dr. Dendy has 
served as minister in four other Presby- 
terian Churches from time to time in 
the area. 

He served the Red Oak Presbyterian 
Church in that area for a long time be- 
fore the church was dissolved in 1954, 
and continued his interest in sponsoring 
an annual service in the old church 
building. The Ivy Park church, in the 
Democrat section of the county, was or- 
ganized in 1925 and Dr. Dendy served 
this congregation for 1925, 1926 and 
again for seven years in the 1930's. 

As early as 1885 the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. A., (northern) was active 
in evangelistic and educational work in 
needy sections of the North Carolina 
mountains. Two of these points were 
Jupiter and Brittains Cove. The work 
at Jupiter was absorbed by the Red Oak 
ministry, and the Brittains Cove congre- 
gation transferred to Asheville Presby- 
tery, of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., 
in 1943. Dr. Dendy served both church- 
es in many ways. 



One of the outstanding features of 
his ministry was the practical use of his 
brain and hands in the construction of 
buildings. The little Weaverville con- 
gregation provided the first manse. 
Within six years ground was broken 
(September 1926) for a stone sanctuary, 
which he largely designed. The final 
luiit of the present structure, the Fellow- 
ship Hall, was dedicated in 1957. In 
the meanwhile a permanent manse for 
the church was erected in 1950, all of 
native stone on a spacious lot. 

In 1934 he responded to the needs at 
Dillingham and led that congregation 
in constructing a stone structure. The 
pastor, the Rev. Dan E. Carlton says, 
"People still laugh about how he put 
every one on Big Ivy to work on the 
church." About ten years ago he un- 
dertook a project which many said 
would not be done. Using his talents 
in planning the building, and his influ- 
ence to secure funds and contributed 
labor, he supervised the construction of 
a new brick building for the Brittain 
Cove Church. 

Before retiring he saw the Weaverville 
congregation grow from 12 to 423 mem- 
bers. He led the congregation in mat- 
ters of stewardship, stressing the dedica- 
tion of the tithe and of the surrender of 
the individual to Christian service. By 
1957 the church was not on self 
support, but was giving as much or 
more to "benevolences" than they were 
spending on themselves. One of their 
projects was the entire or partial sup- 
port of full time Christian workers who 
went out from that congregation. 

Names of several who have entered 
the Presbyterian ministry are well known 
in this area. The Rev. David L. Parks, 
who succeeded Dr. Dendy in 1967, came 
to this work after serving as a mission- 
ary in Korea. The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, 
D.D., Executive Secretary of Asheville 
Presbytery, and formerly pastor at Frank- 
lin, and at Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, is a son of the Weav- 
erville church. So is the Rev. Henry S. 
Schum, Chattanooga, the Rev. A. Mer- 
rill Keith, Monroe, N. C, the Rev. Gor- 
don K. Reed and the Rev. J. D. Revis, 
both of Greenville, S.C. and the Dendy's 
son, the Rev. Robert S. Dendy of Galax, 
Va. 

Lay workers from the congregation in 
elude Miss Catherine Peeke, Quito, 
Equador; Miss Elisabeth Smith, Phoenix, 
Arizona; Miss Blanche Sawyer, mission- 
ary to the Congo; the James Olin Cole- 
mans in Brazil, and the John W. Bra- 
wands in Guatemala. The Dendy's 
daughter, Mary Ann, married the Rev. 
Sam S. Cappel, who is a pastor in New 
Orleans, and Miss Virginia Reed, also of 
the congregation, is married to the Rev. 
Dan E. Carlton, pastor at Dillingham 
where Dr. Dendy was ordained. 

The Dendy's other children are the 
late James Stuart, who was an outstand- 
ing organist, teaching at the time of his 

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June, 1972 



SYNODICAL TRAINING 

SCHOOL, SYNOD OF 

APPALACHIA 

The Twenty-Fourth Synodical Train- 
ing School of the Synod of Appa- 
lachia, Presbyterian Church, U. S. was 
held at King College, Bristol, Tennes- 
see June 5 - 9, 1972. 

The Platform Bible Hour was con- 
ducted by Dr. Charles Gibboney of 
Bristol, Tennessee, who incorporated 
and taught the Circle Bible Study for 
the coming year, "God's Servant Peo- 
ple" and the intensive Bible Study in 
Exodus. Dr. Gibboney made himself 
available to each Presbytery in the Syn- 
od of Appalachia to teach an intensive 
Bible Study of three to four hours on 
this material to the Bible Moderators 
in the Circles, one class to each Presby- 
tery. 

Other classes & instructors were: The 
Christian Woman in Politics, Mrs. W. 
T. Grissom of Marion, Virginia; The 
Woman in The Church Program and 
Organization, Miss Ruby Brock of the 
Board of Women's Work; Christian Liv- 
ing, B. Lewis of the Presbyterian Book 
Store in Richmond; and Christian Stew- 
ardship, Rev. Paul Warren, Montreat, 
N. C. 

Vespers were led by Rev. Myron 
Moore of Kingsport, Tennessee, with 
a Communion Service on the conclud- 
ing night. 

Mrs. C. Howard Fleenor, Synodical 
President was Dean of the School. Pro- 
gram Directors were Mrs. A. E. Sluder, 
Jr., and Mrs. Edward P. Robbins. 

Special afternoon features included a 
Swap Shop, crafts, and informal meet- 
ings with class leaders. 

There was a hymn sing each night 
preceding the Vesper Service, followed 
by a variety of evening activities. 

It was felt by those longest in attend- 
ance at Synodical Training Schools to 
be one of the most inspirational and 
strongest in Christian fellowship ever 
held. 

By Jean C. Merchant 

CANTON from Page One 
ership of the Reverend R. P. Smith who 
planned the work and invited the Rev- 
erend J. C. Hardin to undertake the 
carrying out of it. The building was be- 
gun before the arrival of Mr. Hardin. 
Services were held in a store building 
on Main Street until the building was 
finished. Miss Mary E. Fuller was the 
first teacher in the Presbyterian School. 
Mr. Hardin remained with the Canton 
Presbyterian Church until November 4, 
1907. On March 31, 1907, the member- 
ship of the church was 30, including 
one elder, Dr. McNeeley. 

The Reverend Robert Junius Hunter 
served the Canton Presbyterian Church 
from April 20, 1908, to October 29, 
1919, at which time there were 71 com- 
municant members with three elders and 
three deacons. He served both the Can- 



ton and Bethel churches. 

In the spring of 1920 the Canton 
church became self-supporting and 
called the Reverend William Marion 
Sikes, D.D. in July 1920. Dr. Sikes served 
the church until September, 1926, when 
he accepted a call to a professorship in 
theology at Stillman Institute, Tus- 
caloosa, Alabama. During those six years 
the church grew to 134 members, 6 el- 
ders and 5 deacons. 

The Reverend E. D. McMahan was 
pastor of the church from June 5, 1927, 
until August, 1931, at which time there 
were 143 members, 5 elders and 6 dea- 
cons. 

The Reverend George Bradley Ham- 
mond had a long pastorate, serving from 
December 13, 1931, to December 18, 
1944. It was during Mr. Hammond's 
ministry that the present church sanc- 
tuary was built. Mr. Hammond, having 
been trained as an architect drew the 
plans and was a tireless leader in 
strengthening the building project. The 
building was begun March 27, 1937, and 
completed in April, 1940, at an approxi- 
mate cost of $28,000.00. It was dedi- 
cated November 5, 1944, which was the 
40th anniversary of the church. In 
March, 1944, the membership was 216 
members, 6 elders and 7 deacons. 

During the pastorate of the Reverend 
Donald Overton Mclnnis, November 11, 
1945 to April 10, 1949, the manse at 20 
Division Street was bought. The mem- 
bership in April, 1949 was 244, includ- 
ing 6 elders and 10 deacons. 

The Reverend John Clayton Lime, 
served a longer pastorate than any other 
minister — from January 22, 1950 
through June, 1970. During this period 
the Session added approximately 200 
names to the communicant member roll. 

The 50th anniversary of the church 
sparked an effort to improve the educa- 
tional facilities and a congregational 
meeting on April 12, 1954, approved a 
planning committee: Mr. C. A. Stone, 
building chairman; Mr. Carl Welte, 
planning chairman, and Mr. William 
Kramer, Finance chairman and treas- 
urer. 

The Session invited the Reverend B. 
Blake Breitenhart to organize a build- 
ing fund drive. A dinner was held on 
July 12, 1955, at the Champion Y.M.C.A. 
and $55,000 was pledged. The years 
from 1955 through 1958 saw a total of 
$72,626 paid into the building fund. 
On May 12, 1957, the congregation au- 
thorized the trustees to borrow $40,000 
toward a contract of $86,000. 

The first use of the new building was 
in December 1957. 

The property behind the church and 
fronting on Newfound Street became 
available for purchase and on May 6, 
1962, the congregation unanimously 
voted to buy it for $15,000 and add this 
amount to the outstanding note. 

With the help of Champion Papers, 
the town of Canton, and several thou- 
sand dollars contributed by church mem- 
bers the lot behind the church was grad- 



HUGGINS IS PRESIDENT 
OF PRESBYTERY MEN 

Eighty-five men representing thirteen 
churches of Asheville Presbytery met in 
the rain at Presbytery's Camp on Thurs- 
day, May 18. 

Tip Sawyer of the Riceville Church 
presided over the meeting and intro- 
duced the Rev. David Parks who spoke 
on the "Importance of Christian Camp- 
ing." 

The following officers were elected 
and installed for 1972-73: Frank Hug- 
gins, Jr. of the Swannanoa Church, Pres- 
ident; Rufus Summerow of the Hazel- 
wood Church, First Vice President; Wal- 
ter Nelson of the Riceville Church, Sec- 
ond Vice President; and Nelson Johnson 
of the Arden Church, Secretary-Treas- 
urer. 



ed and paved. 

In 1965 the final settlement of the 
Sprang Estate netted approximately 
$23,000. Between 1950 and May 28, 
1967, our relatively small membership 
has contributed nearly half a million 
dollars (including legacy left by the 
Sprangs to the Presbyterian Home for 
Children!) 

The Reverend Kenneth Foreman was 
interim pastor from July 1970 to July 
1971. His powerful spiritual leadership 
held the congregation steadfast during 
this time and helped to guide the mem- 
bers to choose a pastor according to 
God's will. One new communicant 
member was added during the year. 

In April 1971 a call was issued to Mr. 
William Robert Anderson, who was at 
that time a student at Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. 
The call was accepted and in July 
1971, he, his wife, three daughters and 
a son moved to Canton. He was or- 
dained and installed on July 18, 1971. 

A large manse on Pisgah Drive was 
purchased as the former manse was in- 
adequate for a larger family. 

Since Mr. Anderson's arrival 22 mem- 
bers have been added by letter, re-affir- 
mation, or baptism, and two non-com- 
municant members have been received. 
Many new activities have been intro- 
duced, and the church is looking toward 
great spiritual growth and service to the 
Lord. 

Not all the assets of the church can be 
indicated in financial terms — far from 
it. The church's contribution of yovmg 
people who have moved to other fields 
of service may show up as a loss of mem- 
bership but not where the kingdom is 
concerned. We have had a number of 
officers who have been transferred from 
the Carolina Division of Champion Pa- 
pers; we have many young people who 
have gone away to college or, in order 
to better themselves, have had to seek 
work elsewhere and all of these are mak- 
ing a real contribution to the life of the 
visible Church. 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

A Trip To Disney World 

Six of our young people were guests 
of the Mills River church on an excit- 
ing trip to Disney World in Orlando, 
Florida. This is a trip that they will not 
forget for some time, as that has been 
the conversation since their return. We 
are thankful to the young people at 
Mills River and their adult advisors for 
thinking of our young people in this 
way. Those making the trip were: Mel- 
aine Hyatt, Barbara Revis, Elizabeth 
Edwards, Bobby Summers, Tim Clarke 
and Jay Robinson. 

Our Summer Program 

This summer promises to be the most 
exciting summer the Home and the 
children have ever had. For the very first 
time we have a fulltime Christian Ed- 
ucation Director and a Music Director. 
Miss Sylvia Smith who has just finished 
her Masters Degree at Columbia Bible 
College is our Director for Bible Teach- 
ing. This involves all of the children 
From the Home as well as the children 
from the Swannanoa Church. Bible 
study is held each day from eight thirty 
in the morning until two in the after- 
noon for all age groups. Mr. Ralph Park- 
er, Music Director at Ben Lippen is in 
charge of our music program. The plans 
are to have a Junior and Senior Choir 
from the Home as well as the children 
from the church. Mr. Parker will also 
teach piano to the children and we have 
five taking lessons so far. We praise the 
Lord that we are able to have these two 
fine people to work with our church 
and our young people this summer. 

Two Attend Explo 

Elizabeth Edwards and Kenny Allen 
were two of thousands who attended 
Explo in Dallas, Texas. They arrived 
back at the Home on the 18th very ex- 
cited about their experiences. I am 
sure it was a trip that they will re- 
member for some time. 

A Plaque for the Dendys 

The children and staff presented Dr. 
and Mrs. H. B. Dendy a gold plaque on 
their celebration of over fifty years of 
Dedication and Service to the Presby- 
terian Home. The children and staff 
love Dr. and Mrs. Dendy for what they 
mean to the Home. We wish them many 
years of continued service to the Home. 



JULY BIRTHDAYS 




1 1 Michael Wiggins 


10 


13 Jackie Conely 


12 


17 Debra Parham 


12 


30 Michael Conely 


13 


31 Joel Thomas 


14 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
SURPASSES GOAL 

Montreat-Anderson College has just 
surpassed the minimum goal of its cur- 
rent financial campaign to raise $600,- 
000 over a three year period, according 
to Dr. R. Paul Kercher, Director of De- 
velopment. 

As of June 6, $610,820 had been raised 
in pledges of which $398,605 has been 
paid in cash. The maximum goal of 
the campaign is $750,000. 

The funds are being used for operat- 
ing expenses in order to stabilize the fi- 
nancial operation of the College in a 
period of transition and to undergird 
the program reaffirming its Christian 
commitment to church-related higher 
education, a program initiated in 1970 
under the presidency of Dr. C. Grier 
Davis. 

Silas M. Vaughn, Vice-Chancelor of 
the University of North Carolina at 
Charlotte, is the newly elected President 
of Montreat-Anderson College. 



DENDY from Page Three 

death, in Conn., and Henry B. Dendy, 
Jr., of Heritage, Tenn. 

In 1937 King College, of Bristol, 
Tenn., conferred on Dendy the hono- 
rary title of Doctor of Divinity. In 1943 
he was elected Moderator of the Presby- 
terian Synod of Appalachia. He is cur- 
rently a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Reformed Theological Semi- 
nary, Jackson, Miss. 

He has rendered a unique service to 
The Presbyterian Home for Children of 
Black Mountain, N.C., Inc., an institu- 
tion formerly known as The Mountain 
Orphanage and founded in 1904. This 
home for children had its origin on 
Fines Creek in Haywood County, mov- 
ing to Balfour in Henderson County and 
then in 1922 to the present location near 
Black Mountain. 

The Mountain Orphanage was a pro- 
ject of the Home Mission Committee of 
Asheville Presbytery. When Dendy was 
put on this committee in the mid twen- 
ties he was made chairman of the sub- 
committee in charge of this home. When 
the institution was incorporated in 1947 
he was elected President, a position he 
has held ever since. 

Edward G. Roberts, of Asheville, re- 
members the arrival of Dr. Dendy at 
Weaverville when Roberts was just a boy. 
He himself has served on the board at 
The Home for several terms, and speaks 
highly of Dr. Dendy's outstanding serv- 
ice to this institution. Roberts says that 
he cannot remember more than one 
of the board's monthly meetings that 
Dr. Dendy has missed. This was because 
of illness. 

In 1941 Dr. Dendy met Dr. L. Nelson 
Bell of Montreat, and this introduction 
led to his becoming the editor of The 
Presbyterian Journal, now in its thirty- 
first year of publication from Weaver- 



DOUGLAS TILLEY GRADUATES 
FROM COLUMBIA 

Douglas Tilley, a member of the Ha- 
zelwood Presbyterian Church, who was 
received on July 14, 1970 as a candidate 
for the ministry under the care of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, entered Columbia 
Bible College in Columbia, S. C. in 1968. 
He received the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts in Biblical Education from the Bi- 
ble College, May 22, 1972. 

This summer, Mr Tilley will be work- 
ing with Rural Bible Mission in south- 
ern Michigan and northern Indiana or- 
ganizing and conducting Daily Vacation 
Bible Schools for various churches. 

Mr. Tilley will be entering the Re- 
formed Theological Seminary in Jackson 
Miss, in September to complete his prep- 
aration for the Gospel Ministry. 

He is a native of Hazelwood, N. C. 
and attended the public schools in Hay- 
wood Covmty. He is the son of Mr. & 
Mrs. Arley Tilley of Hazelwood. 

ville. Dr. Bell had been considering 
sponsoring the publication of a church 
paper to support convictions he had con- 
cerning trends in the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. Dr. Dendy assumed this 
responsibility when the paper began with 
20 subscribers in 1942. He has contin- 
ued as Business Manager since 1959 
when the Rev. G. Aiken Taylor was 
made editor on a full time basis. 

Dr. Bell refers to Dr. Dendy by saying, 
"If I were asked to write an article on 
'The most unforgettable person I have 
ever known,' it would be about Dr. Hen- 
ry B. Dendy." 

Dr. Dendy was a leader in the organi- 
zation of the Kenilworth Presbyterian 
Church in Asheville. His voice was heard 
when they called the Rev. Paul N. Gres- 
ham froin Savannah to be the first pas- 
tor of this church. The Weaverville 
congregation had had its start under Mr. 
Gresham, Dr. Dendy as the student min- 
ister in the summer of 1921. 

During the fifty years of service as a 
member of Asheville Presbytery he has 
served in many other ways. He has been 
active in youth work, conducting a youth 
camp near the Dillingham Church for 
many years for his own congregation, 
and serving in programs of the Presby- 
tery. 

Dr. C. Grier Davis, retiring president 
at Montreat, and formerly pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, 
from 1938 - 1959 has been a member of 
Asheville Presbytery on a continuous ba- 
sis longer than any minister except Dr. 
Dendy. 

Of Dr. Dendy, he says, "I can bear 
witness that you have been a faithful 
Presbyter, that your large gifts have been 
completely committed to the Lord of the 
Church, and that in all your dealings 
with your fellow Christians in the Lord 
you have steadfastly affirmed your faith, 
but always with the love and compassion 
which is the fruit of His Spirit." 
Reprinted by permission from the Ashe- 
ville Citizen-Times. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June, 1972 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ANDERSON, MRS. JAMES, MANNING, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 

BALL, MR. FRANK C, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Keith Butson, Asheville. 

BOINEAU, MR. A. G., HAZELWOOD — Mr. & Mrs. S. J. 
Vavruska, Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, Smoky 
Mountain Grocery Connpany, Miss Edna Summerrow, 
Circle No. 1 of The Presbyterian ChurCh, The Friend- 
ship Bible Class of The Presbyterian Church, Hazel- 
wood. Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Gabriel, Alturas, Fla. Mr. & 
Mrs. E. M. Blackwood, Chapel Hill. Miss Elizabeth 
Corley, Mr. Clifford F. Parsons, Mr. Paul R. MacLeod. 
Mr. Paul W. Stoetzel, Mr. Frank Grifith, Mr. Arthur 
F. Maier, Women's Society of Christian Service of 
Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church, Lt. Col. 
& Mrs. Joseph W. Knott, The Hope Bible Class of 
Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Roy O. Sutherland, Employees of VAH Credit 
Union, Jean Morris, Patty Greene, Betty McGlothlin of 
V. A. Hospital, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald M. Paulus, Augusta, 
Ga. Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Whisenhunt, Waynesville. 

BOONE, MR. ROY H., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Walter 
W. Alexander, The Cheesborough Family, Perry M. 
Alexander Construction Compar.y, Mr. & Mrs. James 
R. Groner, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Freeman, Mr. 
Arnold S. Goodman, Mr. B. Paul Goodman, Mr. R. 
Glenn Snipes, Asheville Contracting Company, Inc. 
Mr. & Mrs. Charlie McCrary, Mr & Mrs. Daniel A. 
Packard, Interstate Equipment Compary, Asheville 
Paving Company, Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Collins, Mr. 
& Mrs. Philip Rosen, Dr. J. D. Bradley, Mrs. Charles 
Beaman, Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Woods, Asheville. Mr. Sam- 
uel L. Phillips, Mr. George W. Greene, Spruce Pine, 
N. C. The Hitchcock Corporation, Murphy. Mr. & Mrs. 

C. B. Vuncannon, Ellerbe, N. C. Cobusco, Inc., Den- 
ver, Colo. Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Thomason, Charlotte. 
TEREX Division of General Motors Corporation, 
Atlanta, Ga. The W. W. Williams Company, Columbus, 
O. 

BOWDEN, MR. HUGH B., HENDERSONVlLLE,— Mrs. 

James Harberson, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Hysong, 

Mrs. Craig Baker, Mr. & Mrs. T. M. Brlttaln, Mr. & 

Mrs E. B. Quinn, Hendersonville. 
BROWN, MR. GROVER C. ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 

Reld Lovelace, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. 

D. K. Drum, Mr. & Mrs. John W. Cance, Asheville. 
Mrs. John C. McDowell, Mrs. Mae S. Hansen & 
Family, Miss Josephine Osborne, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. 
Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Hickey 
& Family, Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Dockery, Mrs. L. E. 
McLean, Margaret Pickens & Family, Circle No. 4 
of the Presbyterian Church, The Woman's Bible 
Class of the Presbyterian Church, Weavervllle. 

BROWN MRS. OMA FISH, WAYNESVILLE— Mr, & Mrs. 

Robert B. Patterson, Jr , Canton. 
BUSK, MISS ALPHA, HENDERSONVILLE, — Mrs, I. H. 

Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, The Ralph Beebes, 

Hendersonville. The Roger Beebes, Barberton, O. 

Wayne-Westland Community Schools, Wayne, Mich. 

Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 
CAGLE, MR. CHARLES P., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. Thomas M. Brittaln, Hendersonville. 
CALDWELL, MR. D. W., LAKE CITY, S. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Philip E. Dewees, Sylva. 
CANDLER, MRS. C. Z., SR., SYLVA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Gus M. Devlin & Family, Asheville. 
CARSON, MR. GARY C , BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mr. 

Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 
CHAKELES, MR. LAWRENCE SOCRATES, ASHEVILLE — 

The Robert H. Plimpton Family, Asheville. 
COCKE, MISS GRETCHEN, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Allen 

Williamson Mrs. Lyons Lee, Mrs. O. L. Arnold, Mr. 

& Mrs. Alex Fortenberry, Mrs. Joscelyn Williams, 

Women's Bible Class of First Church, Circle No. 6 of 

First Church, Mrs. Strongmiller, Mrs. Elliott Stroup, 

Mrs. Robert R. Williams, Janet M. Hutchinson, Miss 

Ruth Watts, The Tar Heel Book Club, Mr. & Mrs. S. 

G. Bernard, Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord Davis, Miss Elizabeth 

Taylor, Miss Helen Taylor, Asheville. Mrs. Herbert S. 

Gardner, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Alver E. 

Sik, Falls Church, Va. 
COLLINS, MR. ROBERT C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Mcintosh, Mexico, Mo. 
DAVIS, MRS. ELSIE, HENDERSON, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 



DILLINGHAM, MR. CHARLES W., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Dixon M. Connelly. Swannanoa. Dillingham 
Presbyterian Church, Barnardsvllle. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn 
E. Robinson, Candler, Mrs. Ben F. Haile, La Jolla, 
Calif. 

DILLINGHAM, MISS GLADYS ALMA, ASHEVILLE — 
Mrs. Irene Honeycutt, Barnarrisville, Mrs. Frances 
Chappell, Gary, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Robinson, 
Candler. 

DOMINICK, MRS. EMILY, JOANNA, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. James N. Whitman, Asheville. 

EADS, MR. ALFRED, SWANNANOA — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Hunter, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Alexander, Swannanoa. 

ERWIN, MRS. TOM, CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. Jack Garner 
McCrackeni', Waynesville. 

FISHER, MR. GEORGE PRESCOTT, WEAVERVILLE— Mr. 
& Mrs. William T. Angle and Tom, Fort Worth, Tex. 

GREEN, MRS. PHILIP T., HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 
James Harberson, Hendersonville. 

GUDGER, MRS. NELL, JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Wom- 
an's Bible Class of First Church, Asheville. 

HARRELL, MR. JAMES S., WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry Hogan & Family, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
Garner McCracken, Waynesville. 

HARRINGTON, MR. RALPH D., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. George F. Stowell, Hendersonville. 

HUDDLESTON, MR, S. W., ASHEVILLE — Dr. B. Hoyt 
Evans, Polly King Horticulture Club, Mrs. Frank J. 
Lhota, Mrs. Sara A, Smithson, Mr. & Mrs. Arnold 
PhilllDs, Mrs. Erma S. Grantham, The Kupples Klub 
of First Church, Brig. General & Mrs. John C. 
Arrowsmith, Mrs. O. L. Arnold, Mrs. W. D. McLean, 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Turnbull, Eva Clark, Mrs. G. K. 
Leemon, Dr. W. H. Cole, Miss Ruth E. Watts, Miss 
Marguerite Mclntyre, Mr. & Mrs. John 0. Hafner, Miss 
0r,-all D. Hepburn, Kathleen and Olive Crosv^ell, Mrs. 
Mildred Heron, Dr. & Mrs. R. D. Gregory, Jr, Mr. 
& Mrs C. R. Bell, Miss Lillian Plonk, Mr. & Mrs. 
E. G. Lee, Dr. David H. Becker, Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
Morris, Mr. & Mrs. C. Paul Moss, Mrs. Sophia S. 
Hopson, Circle No. 7 of First Church, Mrs. B. E. 
Morgan, Mrs. William T. Morris, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
David E, Black. Board of Trustees of The Presbyter- 
ian Home, Mr. Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 
Mrs Katherine B. Hallyburton, Mobile, Ala. Mrs. 
Hattie T. Jones, Richmond, Va. Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Flanagan, Hendersonville. Mrs. Donald R. Beeson, 
Jr., Johnson City, Tenn. 

HUNTER, MRS. THOMAS D., SR., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. John M. Fletcher, Opelika, Ala. 

HYATT, MR. JAMES, BLACK MOUNTAIN — Vance 
Avenue Eaotist Church, Black Mountain. 

INGRAM, MRS. VIOLA C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tom McGuire, Franklin. 

JORDON, MRS. MABEL, ASHEVILLE — Women of The 
Kenilworth Church, Mrs. Linnle Slier, Peggy and 
Tom Siler, The Helen Sawyer Bible Class of The 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville, Mrs. Paul McBee, Mr. 
& Mrs. Bill McClure, Mrs. S. Bruce Hildebrand, 
Marion, N. C. 

LANCASTER, MRS. OREN W., DUE WEST, S. C. — Mies 
Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. I. H. Pearce, 
Hendersonville. 

LATHAM, MRS. HILDA W., WASHINGTON, N. C. — Mrs. 

Charles A. McLean, Asheville. 
LAUGHTER, MRS. ANNIE CAROLINE, HENDERSONVILLE 
— Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

LEMLER, MR. SHERMAN, FOLEY, ALA. — Mr. Henry L. 
Ausband, Asheville. 

McGILL, MR. CHARLIE, CULBERSON, N. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred D. Hooper, Sylva. 

McGILL, DR. WALDO K., CLOVER, S. C. — Mrs. Joe 0. 
Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. George M. Flanagan, Sr., 
Flanagan Printing Company, Miss Emma Sample, Miss 
Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. & 
Mrs. George Klick, Mrs. Walter Pike, Henderson- 
ville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, 
Flat Rock. 

MIKELS, MRS. RAY, UNION MILLS, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert P. Thutt, Sylva. 

MISENHIMER, MR. HAROLD, BREVARD — Ladles 
Auxiliary of V.f.W., Brevard. 

MITCHELL, MRS. MARY HELEN DUCKETT, ASHEVILLE 
— Janet M. Hutchinson, Asheville. 

MORRISON, MRS. THEODORE D., SR., ASHEVILLE — 
Mrs. R. R. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Newman Lockwood, 
Mrs. Allen Williamson, Mary Stuart, Alice Shuford, 
Mr. & Mrs. Weldon Williamson, Mrs. D. A. Powell, 
Mrs. L. F. Hayes, Circle No. 6 of First Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Henry R. Nottingham, Mrs. Schaeffer Schnorren- 
berg, Mrs. Florence H. Millard, Mrs. Elizabeth C. 
Arnold, Mrs Helen E. Donnahue, Mrs. W. Moore 
Bryson, Mrs, Mary O. Billlngsley, Asheville, Mr. & 
Mrs. O. M. Alexander, Black Mountain. 



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MOSS, MR. C. PAUL, ASHEVILLE — Col. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. John A. Schweitzer, Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary C. Flatow, Mr. & Mrs. Ellery R. Baxter, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Patton, Mr. & Mrs. Reginald C. Smith, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Murphy, Mrs. Meta Lentjes, Mr. & 
Mrs. G. Paul Lentjes, Dr. & Mrs, Warren Cole, Mr. & 
Mrs. John W. Cance, Mr. & Mrs. Rex Davies, Ashe- 
ville, Mr. Findley Maclntyre, Marblehead, Mass. 

MOSS, MR. FRANK, ERWIN, TENN. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

NEWCOME, MR. THOMAS, HUEYTOWN, ALA. — Mrs. 
James Harberson, Hendersonville. 

OSBORNE, MRS. JENNIE DOE — Mr. & Mrs. Silas G. 
Bernard, Asheville. 

PARMENTER, DR. ELLIS P., HAMILTON, 0. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Edward E. Conley, Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Osborne, 
Canton 

PATTON, MR. TOM, BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. L. H. 
Adams, Brevard. 

PEARCE, MR. HENRY W., ATLANTA, GA. — Mrs. James 
Har'ierson, Hendersonville. 

PEARSON, MRS. MARGARET C, GASTONIA, N. C— Mr. 
& Mrs. D. W. Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. James A. Ander- 
son, Climatic Analysis Branch of National Climatic 
Center, Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Women of the 
Kenilworth Church, Circle No. 3 of the Kenilworth 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. O. L. 
Norment, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Martha Ayers, 
Gladys Bradley, Oveda McDowell, Grace McCoke, 
Pearl Tlndle, Asheville. 

PEARSON, MRS. RHEA, DEL RIO, TEX. — The Kup- 
ples Klub of First Church, Asheville. 

PITKIN, MRS. WILLIAM W., CHESTER SPRINGS, PA.— 
Mr. & Mrs Ellis Vaught, Swannaroa 

PRINTZ, MRS. HARRY L., URBANA, O. — Mrs. C. B. 
Martin, Mr. & Mrs. R. Stanford Webb, Dr. E. D. 
Peasley, Dr. & Mrs. Roy F. Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. 
Julian B. Stepp, Mrs. George W. Tilson, Dr. Eugene 
C. Clayton, Mr. & Mrs. Weldon Williamson, Mrs. Don- 
ald Brookshire, Mrs. Lamar Galloway, Wachovia Bank 
& Trust Company, N. A., Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. 
Dawson, Asheville. 

RAMSEY, MR. JAMES H., CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Canton 

REUTER, MR. IRVING J., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. John 
C. Chees'jorough, Mrs B. E Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. 
Fleming Talman, Mrs. Mary J. Gordon, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. William Bateman, Mr. & Mrs. Stafford Kernan, 
Palm Beach, Fla 

RITTER, DR. HUBERT C, SR., ST. CHARLES, MO. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Butson, Asheville. 

ROBINSON, MR. W. C, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. V\/illiam T. Charnock, Hendersonville. 

RUSSELL, MR. CORDELL, ROBBINSVILLE, N. C. — Mr 
Felix W. Potts, Bryson City. 

SHAW, MR. ARNOLD C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert B. Patterson, Jr., Canton. Mrs. B. E. Morgan, 
Asheville. 

SLOAN, MRS. CARRIE, FOUNTAIN INN, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville. 

SMITH, MRS. H. MAXCY, JR., ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, Black Mountain. 
Mr. H. Maxcy Smith, Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla. Mrs. C. 
M. Morgan, Asheville. 

SOESBEE, MRS. MATTIE, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Canton. 

STEVENS, MRS. HELEN, ASHEVILLE— Hazel T. Lassiter, 
Asheville. 

SUTHERLAND, MRS. E. R., VILLANOVA, PA. — Mr. & 
Mrs, Thomas D. Clark, Mrs. I. H, Pearce, Miss Maggie 
Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Hendersonville. 

SWIFT, MRS. W. P., JR., WAYNESVILLE — Miss Ida 
Jean Brown, Falrview Home Demonstration Club, Mr. 
& Mrs. R. H. Gibson, Sr. & Family, Mr. & Mrs. M. R. 
Whisenhunt, Mrs. Hugh J. Sloan, Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
Garner McCracken, The Bob Hall Sunday School 
Class of The Presiyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
H. Hall, Mrs. George F. Plott, Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, 
Circle No. 3 of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. M. 
Mac F. Elwood, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth 
Hewson, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. McFarland, Larned, Kans. 
Mr, & M:s. Marion McDonald, Topeka, Kans. The 
Oscar Whitson Family, Weavervllle. Mr. & Mrs. J. 
Aaron Prevcst, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H, Judd and Joey, 
Mr. R. L, Prevost, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs, Lewis R. 
McCracken, Alan and Janet, Clyde. Beef Cattle Com- 
mission of the Asheville Agricultural Development 
Council, Asheville. 

THOMAS, MR. CECIL D., RALEIGH, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. M. R. Whisenhunt, Waynesville 

THOMAS, MR. L. EUGENE, AYNOR, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred Suddufh, The Samples, Mrs. W. B. Schorr, Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Frazier T. Blair, Winnsboro, S. C, Mrs. L. H, McKay, 
Mr. & iVIrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 

THOMAS, MISS TOPSIE, WINONA, MISS. — Mrs. C. 
Gordon Bulloch, Asheville. 

THOMPSON, MRS. MYRTLE, ASHEVILLE— Mrs. B. E. 
Morgan, Asheville. 

TRULL, MRS. ROSA PLESS, CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. JacK 
Garner McCracken, Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. Garner, 
Waynesville, Mrs. Margaret H, Sumner, Mrs. C. G. 
Henninger, Asheville. 

WHITMAN, MR. D. F., WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. W. Blackstock and Family, Mr. & Mrs. V. O, 
Kelley, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tucker and Family, Pine 
Bluff, Ark. 

WOODFIN, MR. ROY, HORSE SHOE — Mr. & Mrs. Harry 

C. Williams, Hendersonville. 
WORLEY, MR. JOHN DOUGLAS, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. Roy Deitz, Canton. 
WRENN, MRS. RUTH TUCKER, AUGUSTA, GA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Ben H, Evans, Weavervllle. 

WRIGHT, MRS. WALLACE D., SENECA, S. C. — Mrs. 
James Harberson, Women of Evening Circle of Trinity 
Church, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Frazier T. Blair, 
Winnsboro, S. C. 




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Vol. LXIII 



July, 1972 



No. 7 



PRESBYTERY EXAMINES 
CANDIDATES, MINISTER 

Asheville Presbytery in its summer 
meeting, July 1 1 at Asheville's Westmin 
ster Church, took action that will lead 
to the establishment of pastoral relation- 
ships in four of presbytery's fields. 

Two recent graduates of Columbia 
Seminary, Mr. Ronald Odum and Mr. 
Thomas Musselman, were examined and 
arrangements were made for their ordi- 
nation and installation. Mr. Odum has 
been called by the Franklin Church and 
will also serve as stated supply at Mor- 
rison. Mr. Musselman has been called 
to the Andrews Church and will be 
stated supply at Hayesville. 

The call of the Hazelwood Church to 
the Rev. C. D. Murphy was approved 
and a commission was appointed to in- 
stall him as pastor there on July 30. Mr. 
Murphy is a member of presbytery and 
has been serving for the past two years 
as an evangelist with the Presbyterian 
Evangelistic Fellowship. 

The Rev. Richard A. Curnow, Jr. was 
received from Atlanta Presbytery where 

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MONTREAT PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

The word "Montreat" is tied as close- 
ly to Southern Presbyterianism as it 
could conceivably be. It is strange then 
that the first organized church at Mon- 
treat had among its members Methodists, 
Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Sev- 
enth Day Adventists and Quakers, but 
no Southern Presbyterians. 

The first Christian conference at Mon- 
treat was held in 1897. The Montreat 
idea had originated with the Rev. John 
Collins, a Methodist minister from New 
Haven, Connecticutt. One of the early 
developments was the establishment of 
the "Montreat Wayside Covenant of 
Christian Fellowship", a congregation 
with a statement of Christian conviction 
which could be subscribed to by Chris- 
tians of many denominations. Those 
who subscribed and affiliated with the 
interdenominational church at Mon- 
treat, did so without giving up their 
membership elsewhere. 

The people of this interdenomination- 
al fellowship petitioned Asheville Pres- 
bytery at its September 25, 1906 meet- 
ing that they be organized as the Mon- 



treat Presbyterian Church. The petition 
was viewed favorably, and the following 
commission was appointed to organize 
fhe church: the Revs. R. F. Campbell, R. 
P. Smith, and R. S. Eskridge and Elders 
J. D. Murphy and S. W. Davidson. The 
commission met on the evening of De- 
cember 13, 1906, with Campbell, Esk- 
ridge, and Murphy in attendance, and ef- 
fected the organization of the Montreat 
Church. The meeting was held in the 
building that was being used for wor- 
ship. F. D. Rood was elected and in- 
stalled as Elder, and C. C. Lord was 
chosen Deacon. There were twenty-five 
charter members. 

Presbytery met at Montreat in April 
1907. By the end of the church year, 
March 1907, the Montreat church re- 
ported for its three months of existence 
two Elders, thirty-five members, forty- 
eight in Sunday school, and benevolent 
contributions of thirty-eight dollars. 

By October 1907 the church had be- 
come self-supporting and had called as 
pastor the Rev. I. J. Heizer, who was to 
give part of his time to the "mission 
point" at Black Mountain. At the close 
of the first full year, March 1908, the 
chinch had one Elder, one Deacon, two 
received on examination, nineteen re- 
ceived by certificate, fifty-four in Sun- 
day school, and a membership of forty- 
seven. The congregation had paid $833 
on the pastor's salary and reported other 
contributions of $109. 

The pastor, Mr. Heizer, resigned in 
1908 and was succeeded by the Rev. Da- 
vid Scanlon, who served for one year. In 
the summer of 1910 a call was extended 
to the Rev. E. L. Siler whose pastorate 
continued until 1917. During this time 
the frame building where services were 
lie'd was destroyed by fire, and the 
ciiurch was permitted to use the chapel 
section of Anderson Auditorium for its 
meeting place. Also during this pas- 
torate the Rev. R. C. Anderson became 
president of Montreat and Mr. and Mrs. 
Crosby Adams came to head up the mu- 
sic program. 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in '5904 
B. HoYT Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

40 CHURCH Street, ashevtlle. n. C. r.F.d. t, black mountain, n. C. 

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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July. 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 



1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT Frank Huggins, Jr., 

— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



SECOND V. P. 
den, N. C. 



— Walter Nelson, Ar- 



SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Samuel Thielman, 
Montreat 

VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
Asheville First 

REGISTRAR 
minster 



Ellen Branberg, 
Valerie Owen, West- 



HISTORIAN — Ellen Evans, Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 

Asheville First, Pat Mastin, • — 

West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 

Kenilworth. Danny McLean West 

Asheville. Patsy Danieh Montreat. 

Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 



SHELOR REPORTS CAMP 

PROGRAM AND 

DEVELOPMENTS 

The Rev. Richard Shelor, Chairman 
of the Camp Council of Asheville Pres- 
bytery, has provided Our Mountain 
Work with a summary of activities and 
improvements which have taken place 
at Presbytery's Camp this Spring and 
Summer. 

Under the leadership of Hollis Sprin- 
kle of the Westminster Church, Chair- 
man of the Sub-Committee on Develop- 
ment, the following projects were com- 
pleted in time for the opening of the 
camp season: 

Signs and a mail box were put up, 
screen doors were installed, a store was 
built, and black boards and a bulletin 
board were installed by people from the 
Westminster Chvirch. Westminster in- 
dividuals made contributions as follows: 
Jerry Marsh did the surveying for the 
athletic field, Walter Harlow through 
Carolina Power and Light Company pro- 
vided posts for the main gate and out- 
side lights, Robert Moss gave paint for 
the bath house, and William McRorie 
wired a cabin. 

Men of the West Asheville Church 
erected the main gate which was provided 
by Mr. J. W. Holloway of Asheville 
Fence Company. 

Projects by the Weaverville people 
were: connecting the outside lights, wir- 
ing the cabins (with the aid of young 
people at the Youth Service Fellowship 
Camp) , and repairing the refrigerator 
(done by Ansel Smith) . Dan Ray was 
in charge of clearing the athletic field. 

Men of the Hendersonville First 
Church built partitions and walk boards 
for the showers at the bath house. 

Horace Nolen of the Franklin Church 
provided the materials for wiring five 
cabins. 

In addition to these improvements in 
which labor or materials or both were 
supplied by groups or individuals, the 
Development Committee ananged for 
the grading of the athletic field and the 
scraping of the road. 

Mr. Sprinkle, the Development Com- 
mittee Chairman, speaking for his com- 
mittee, expressed gratitude for the co- 
operation, hard work, and generosity of 
so many groups and individuals. 

Summer Program 

At this writing the last of the Presby- 
tery sponsored camps has just begun. 
Mr. Shelor reports that the total partici- 
pation for the summer has amounted to 
172, including campers and staff mem- 
bers. This means that enrollment has 
doubled from last year. 

The following ministers of the Presby- 
tery gave a week of time and energy to 
be directors of a camp in addition to 
that which they spent in preparation: 
David Parks, Richard Shelor, Riley Co- 
vin, James Therrell, Harold Borchert, 



JANSEN EXPLAINS 

RESTRUCTURING OF 

SYNOD, ASSEMBLY 

Mr. Vernol Robert Jansen, Executive 
Secretary of the Synod of North Caro- 
lina, was an invited guest at the July 11 
meeting of Asheville Presbytery. 

The North Carolina churchman is vice 
chairman of the ad-interim committee 
on the Restructure of Assembly's Boards 
and Agencies and is also Stated Clerk of 
Synod "B" imder the plan for realigning 
the boundaries of synods in the Presby- 
terian Church, U. S. 

Mr. Jansen reviewed for presbytery 
the work of the committee that has 
planned for the reorganization of Assem- 
bly's agencies and outlined the major 
features of the plan which was adopted 
by the 1972 Assembly. 

The greater part of his presentation 
concerned developments in the forma- 
tion of Synod "B". Sharing in this part 
of the discussion were members of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery who serve on Synod "B" 
committees: the Rev. Marion Boggs, the 
Rev. John Neville, the Rev. Hoyt Evans, 
W. M. Sessler and Dr. John G. Stevens. 

Of interest to members of presbytery 
was Jansen's statement that the boun- 
dary of the westernmost presbytery 
would in all probability be no smaller 
than the present Asheville Presbytery 
and no larger than the eight additional 
counties of Yancy, Mitchell, Avery, Mc- 
Dowell, Burke, Polk, Rutherford and 
Cleveland. 

Maps were distributed on which those 
attending presbytery were asked to indi- 
cate their preference for the boundary 
of the new presbytery. 

BETHEL SETS HOMECOMING 

The Bethel Presbyterian Church in 
Haywood County which was organized 
August 10, 1834 will observe its annual 
"Homecoming Program" on Sunday, Au- 
gust 11, according to announcement by 
Mr. Phillip Ramsey, the supply minister. 

The program will begin at 11 A.M. 
with a service of worship at which the 
Rev. Hoyt Evans will preach. There 
will be a picnic following the service. 



and John Neville. Several other min- 
isters worked as counsellors, teachers, and 
speakers. 

Mr. Shelor had words of appreciation 
for the work of the pennanent staff: 
Mrs. Robert Hodges, the dietician; 
Dawkins Hodges, the life guard and sum- 
mer caretaker; Lois Borchert, counsellor 
and crafts teacher; Sarah Borchert, coun- 
sellor, Robert Brown, counsellor; Rebec- 
ca Hodges, Lavira Lee Stanton and El- 
len Evans, kitchen assistants. One other, 
though not on the payroll, contributed 
much time and skill . . . Mr. Robert 
Hodges. 



July, 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

The children are always well fed, but 
July 12 and 13 were days of special feast- 
ing. On the 12th we were guests of the 
Canton Church for a cookout and picnic 
at the community recreation center, and 
on the next afternoon we went to the 
Grace Covenant Church for our annual 
picnic there. We are grateful to the 
good friends at Canton and Grace Cove- 
nant for sharing these good times with 



us. 



Mrs. Hall Retires 



After serving the Home as Assistant 
to the Superintendent and housemother 
for eight years, Mrs. Mary Hall retired 
in June in order to be with members of 
her family who are in poor health. We 
appreciate Mrs. Hall's faithful service, 
and we continue to miss her and wish 
her well. Miss Sylvia Smith will be 
housemother for the little girls until a 
permanent replacement is found. 

Melaine Hyatt at King College 

Melaine Hyatt is one of a number of 
high school students taking part in a 
special educational program at King 
College this summer. These students, 
all of whom are making outstanding ac- 
ademic records at their respective high 
schools, are taking courses for college 
credit this summer. We are proud of 
Melaine for this fine achievement. 

Buildings Being Painted 

The woodwork of the main buildings 
is getting a fresh coat of paint. This 
much needed work is being paid for 
with "In Lieu of Flowers" money. So 
many of the recent improvements and 
needed additions at the Home have been 
financed in this way. We continue to 
be grateful to our many friends who 
honor their loved ones and help us 
through these gifts. Another improve- 
ment is the installation of carpeting in 
the downstairs halls and living areas. 

Our Faithful Ladies 

Oftentimes we fail to express our 
thanks to those people who mean the 
most to us. The faithful ladies who car- 
ry on the work of the Home are certain- 
ly included here. 

Those who visit the Home at meal- 
times are acquainted with the outstand- 
ing cooking of Mrs. Mary Nesbitt, and 
when she is on vacation, Mrs. Carah 
Basden takes over the cooking chores 
with great success. There is no excuse 
for our girls not being good cooks with 
the fine teaching and example they have 
had. 

Mrs. Georgia Haynes and Mrs. Mar- 
garet Hensley are faithful housemothers 
who not only give guidance and comfort 



but who teach the children all kinds of 
useful and interesting skills. Over and 
above this they are interested in what 
the young people are doing and give 
them helpful encouragement. 

Many have commented on the clean- 
liness of the Home. Some of that is 
surely due to the good work of Mrs. Al- 
berta Dal ton who supervises the laun- 
dry. 





AUGUST BIRTHDAYS 




Date Name 


Age 


7 


Jeffrey Parham 


11 


25 


Tony Robinson 


17 


28 


Julie Blevins 


7 



PRESBYTERY from page one 

he is pastor of the Ingleside Presbyterian 
Church and arrangements were made 
for his installation as pastor of the Mal- 
vern Hills Church on August 27. 

Mr. James Alexander, a member of 
the Oak Forest Church and a student at 
Reformed Theological Seminary in 
Jackson, Mississippi, was examined and 
received as a candidate for the ministry. 

In other actions, the presbytery elect- 
ed as its Moderator the Rev. Thomas E. 
Cook, pastor of the Oak Forest Church. 
In response to the report of Presbytery's 
Council, a benevolence budget was 
adopted for 1973 totaling $284,561. This 
is an increase of approximately $3000 
over the asking budget that was ap- 
proved last year. 

Approval was given to a joint recom- 
mendation of the Board of Trustees of 
the Presbyterian Home for Children and 
a special committee appointed at the 
April meeting of presbytery. The recom- 
mendation calls for the Board of the 
Home to become selfsustaining with the 
provision that members "shall be ap- 
proved, before assuming office, by the 
Asheville Presbytery of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States or its legal 
successor." 

Presbytery also appointed two special 
committees, one to make inquiry regard- 
ing Louisville Seminary and the other 
to investigate possibilities for a home 
for the aging in Western North Caro- 
lina. 

Commissioners elected by Asheville 
Presbytery to the 1972 meeting of the 
General Assembly made their reports. 
The commissioners were: the Rev. Hugh 
Eichelberger and the Rev. C. Grier Da- 
vis, and Ruling Elders L. Nelson Bell 
and William Stanley. 

Miss Lois Borchert, daughter of the 
Rev. and Mrs. Harold Borchert, reported 
on her attendance at Explo '72, the re- 
cent evangelism conference held in Dal- 
las, Texas. The presentation came as a 
part of the report of presbytery's Evange- 
lism Committee. 

Presbytery will meet next on Tuesday, 
October 10 at the Mills River Church. 



MONTREAT from page one 

Following Mr. Siler's resignation in 
1917 the church was served by the Rev. 
Anton Ver Hulst and then by the Rev. 
Angus R. Shaw. In the spring of 1921 
the church called as its pastor Dr. 
George W. Belk who had been evangelist 
for the General Assembly. This pasto- 
rate was di^olved in January 1924 due 
to Dr. Belk's poor health. 

Asheville Presbytery met at the Mon- 
treat church on September 7, 1921 and 
ordained to the ministry the Rev. Ken- 
neth J. Foreman. Mr. Foreman had 
been a charter member of the church and 
had served as superintendent of the Sun- 
day school for summer visitors. 

From 1925 to 1929 the pastor at Mon- 
treat was Dr. Willis Wilson. He was suc- 
ceeded in 1931 by Dr. J. W. Caldwell 
whose pastorate continued until 1943, 
the church's longest to this time. Dur- 
ing Dr. Caldwell's term of service the 
congregation moved its meeting place 
from Anderson Auditorium to Gaither 
Chapel, where it meets at this present 
time. 

Dr. Caldwell was followed by Dr. 
T. H. Spence, Dr. Robert King and the 
Rev. John R. Williams. In 1954 the 
church called the Rev. Stanley Bennett, 
now pastor of the Cullowhee church. 
Mr. Bennett resigned in 1959 to accept 
appointment as a missionary to Brazil. 
This action was symbolic of the congre- 
gation's keen interest in and generous 
support of the denomination's mission- 
ary program. 

Dr. A. F. Fogartie became pastor in 
1959 and served until 1962 when the 
present pastor, Dr. Calvin Thielman, 
was called. Dr. Thielman also serves as 
Chaplain of Montreat-Anderson Col- 
lege and is in demand as an evangelist 
and inspirational speaker all over the 
world. 

The Montreat church shares a distinc- 
tion enjoyed by only thirteen other 
churches in the history of the denomina- 
tion: one of its Ruling Elders has been 
elected Moderator of the General As- 
sembly. On June 11 of this year Dr. L. 
Nelson Bell, former missionary and 
Christian journalist, was elected to that 
office. It could be termed a fitting 
symbol of Montreat's traditional involve- 
ment in the life of the denomination. 

BENEVOLENCES DROP IN JULY 

Contributions of the churches of Pres- 
bytery to budgeted benevolences showed 
a sharp decline for the month ending 
July 6. Until this month we had been 
well ahead of last year's record, both with 
regard to actual contributions and the 
percentage of the budget received. 

Receipts for July were only $9224.65 
making a total of $99,580.15 for the year. 
$124,999.98 would have been needed to 
this point in order to meet budget needs. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July, 1972 



Mrmnrial (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



N., SALAMANCA, N. Y. — 
Rosalie Luck, Williamsvllle, 



, PAINTED POST, N. Y. — 
Rosalie Luck, Williamsville, 



ABBEY, MRS. CHARLES 
Misses Eleanore and 
N. Y. 

ABBEY, MR. HOBART A 
Misses Eleanore and 
N. Y. 

AITCHESON, MR. FRANK L.. HENDERSONVILLE — 
Miss Ruth P. Aitcheson, Dothan, Ala. 

ALLMAN, MRS. BERTIE JONES, WEBSTER — Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur B. Painter, Sylva. 

ALPAUGH, MRS. CHRISTINE BEATRICE, MANASSES, 
VA. — Mrs. Paul Moss, Asheville. 

ARROWOOD, MRS. MILFORD, WEAVERVILLE — Miss 
Mary McElroy, Miss Sue McElroy, Weaverville. 

ARTHUR, MR. JACK, SR., GATLINBURG, TENN. — 
Col. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

BALLARD, MR. S. T., SARASOTA, FLA. — Miss Sara 
Goforth, Asheville. 

BARNWELL, MR. PAUL K., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

BASSETT, MRS. ALINE C, JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — 
Judge & Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Melbourne, Fla. 

BERRY. MRS. MINNIE, BRYSON CITY — Adult Class, 
Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil 
F. Plott, Mr. & Mrs. Max C. Witt, Mary F. Bohan, 
Bryson City. Mrs. H. N. Robertson, Mr. & Mrs. Paul 
K. Ferree, Cherokee. 

BIDDLE, MISS MARY ROYCE, GREENVILLE, TENN. — 
Miss Helen Taylor, Miss Elizabeth Taylor, Asheville. 

BOINEAU, MR. ARCHIE G., SR., HAZLEWOOD — Mr. 
& Mrs. G. F. Scates, Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Summerrovi/, 
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Gibson, Jr., Waynesville. Mr. 
Ralph L. Summerrow, Hazlewood. 

BOONE, MR. ROY, ASHEVILLE — Dr. & Mrs. Pearce 
Roberts, Jr., Mrs. A. B. Rehm, Mr. & Mrs. J. 0. 
McCollum, Mr. & Mrs. D. M. Reints, Miss Laura 
Cline, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Biddix, Jr., 
Spruce Pine. Mr. L. B. Smith of Maryland, Baltimore, 
Md. 

BOWDEN, MR. HUGH B., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

BROOKS, DR. LEE, WEBSTER — Women of the Church, 
First Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

BROOKS, MRS. LYNDA ALLEN, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

BROWN, MR. GROVER C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
M. Graham Price, Mrs. Luclle C. Robinson, Mrs. 
Milton A. Sullivan, Asheville. Miss Mary McElroy, 
Miss Sue McElroy, Women of the Church, Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

BROWN, MR. WILBUR L., SR., JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — 
— Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

BURRELL, MRS. ARRIE, EAST FLAT ROCK — Lucile 
Wilson, Etowah. 

CARLAND, MR. ERNEST C, WEST PALM BEACH, 
FLA — Mr. & Mrs. Claude M. Greene, Gary, N. C. 

CATHEY, MR. KENNETH P., CANDLER — Mrs. Hazel 
Ford, Mr. Jack Quakenbush, Asheville. 

CHAPMAN, MRS. REBECCA, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs 
William Milne, June Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Everett 
Scroggs, Mrs. 0. F. Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis, Women 
of the Church, Canton Presbyterian Church, Emma 
McNair Bible Class, Canton Presbyterian Church, 
Circle if2. Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr, 
J. W. Barefoot, Canton. 

CLARK, MR. HAL, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
Hugh Lamb, Asheville. 

COCKE, MISS GRETCHEN, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. J. W. 
Winborne, Asheville. 

COCKE, MRS. JERE E., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Chester 
Brown, Greensboro. Woman's Bible Class of First 
Church, Asheville, Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, Mr. 
Alex Fortenberry, Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, 
^'rs J. C. Arrowsmith, Mr. & Mrs. B. A, Mardis, 
Daphne Shuford, Miss Ruth E. Watts, Mr. & Mrs. H. 
Edwin Pollock, Miss Helen Taylor, Miss Elizabeth 
Taylor, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Simmons, Mrs Lyons 
Lee, Mr. & Mrs. George M. Whitson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas S. Morrison, Miss Margaret Arthur, Mrs, 
O, L. Arnold, Mr. & Mrs. T. D. Morrison, Jr., Mr. 
& Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., Dr. & Mrs. I. H. Archer, 
Mrs. Lalage O. Winborne, Mrs. Elliott Stroup, 
Mrs. Dorothea W. Rhoades, Rockwell-Ballew Unit 
fi2 American Legion Auxiliary, Mrs. Florence H. 
Millard, Circle §6 of First Church, Asheville. 

INFANT CHILD OF MR. & MRS. GARY DEAN COLE, 
WEAVERVILLE — Circle §2 of The Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. 

COLE, MR. M. REID, CHARLOTTE — Mrs. Herbert 
Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. George L. Thomas and John, 



& Mrs. 



& Mrs, 



Weaverville. 

CRAIG, MRS. ETHEL STROUP, ASHEVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. Lynn W. Griffin, Columbia, S. C. Mrs. Floyd 
G. Robbins, Irvington, Ky. Mr. & Mrs. James A. 
Anderson, Mrs. Mary M. Waters, Miss Dorothy Miller, 
Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Sam R. 
Patton & Family, The Choate Family, Mrs. C. M. 
Morgan, Mr. B. R. Walsh, Mr. & Mrs. Wade Elliott, 
Taylor Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Circle i/2 of Kenilworth Church, Women of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Louise W. 
Nixon, Mrs. H. Maxcy Smith, Miss Margaret E. 
Smith, Edwards Memorial Bible Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. J. A. Hornaday, 
Miss Christine Hornaday, Mrs. E. C. Conrad, Ashe- 
ville. Mrs. D. K. Lipe, Mrs. Mildred Horton, Faye 
R. Barnard, Mrs. Margaret E. Rea, Mr. & Mrs. E. 
G. Roberts, Asheville. Mrs. Nancy A. Norton, At- 
lanta, Ga. Miss Rena Lipe, Daytona Beach, Fla. 

CRAWFORD, MAJOR JESSE TURNER, GREENVILLE, 

5 C. — Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Williams, Hendersonville. 
CREEL, MISS LILLIAN P., ATLANTA, GA. — Grace 

E Quakenbush, Jack L. Quakenbush, Asheville. 

DAVIS, MR. RODNEY S., SARASOTA, FLA. — Em- 
ployes of Chemical-Microscopical Laboratory, 
American Enka Company, Enka. 

DIXON, MRS. NORVELL, GRAND FORKS, N. D. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Henry L. Ausband, Asheville. 

DORMAN, MRS. GAYNELL, CANTON — Mr. J. L. 
Quakenbush, Asheville. 

EARNSHAW, MRS. JOHN, FARMINGTON, MICHIGAN 
— Mrs. O. L. Arnold, Asheville. 

ENGLISH, MR. RAYMOND, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 

6 Mrs. Mike Harden, Hendersonville. 

EPPS, MR. J. VERNON, CADES, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

FURNESS, MRS. THOMAS, SR., CANTON — The Fur- 
ness Family, Canton. 

GIBBS, MR. BERNARD W., OTEEN — Colonel & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

GREEN, MR. DEWEY S., CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

GROGAN, MRS. EFFIE, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Canton. 

HARGROVE, MRS. MATTIE, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs 
Howard F. Smathers, Canton. 

HARKINS, MRS. T. J., OSCEOLA, MO. — Mr. J. L. 
QUAKENBUSH, Asheville. 

HARRINGTON, MR. RALPH T., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

HERNDON, MR. J. O., MT. GILEAD — Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

HUDDLESON, MR. SAM W., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Samuel R. Goldman, Dr. & Mrs. R. A. White, Mrs. 
Susan M. Clement, Asheville. Mrs. James E. Riqby, 
Mrs. James J. Chadwell, Mrs. Mary A. Vaughan, Jane 
Shivell King, Mrs. Amos Griffin, Tuesday Bible 
Groun, Kingsport, Tenn. 

HUGGINS, MR. ROY A., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

JORDAN, MRS. MABEL M., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
John R. Burnette, Marion. 

KIRKPATRICK, MRS. LILLIAN, FLETCHER — Mr. & 
Mrs, Clarence E. Egeler, Hendersonville. 

LaFOUNTAINE, MRS. CHESTER E., WAYNESVILLE ~ 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Hall, The Bob Hall Sunday 
School Class of Presbyterian Church, Miss Ida 
Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Judd. Dr. & 
Mrs Eugene Harpe, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Earl 
U Caops, Jr., Chapel Hill. 

LANCASTER, MRS. OREN W., DUE WEST, S. C. — 
Mr & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 

LIVERETT, MR. PHILLIP J., ASHEVILLE — Mr. J. L. 
Quakenbush, Asheville. 

LONG, MRS. BERTHA, BRIDGEPORT, N. J. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Hendersonville. 

MARTIN, MR. MICHAEL, BRENTWOOD, N. 
Annette Raynor, Brentwood, N. Y. 

McELORY, MRS. J. L., WAYNESVILLE 
William Milne, Canton. 

McGILL, DR. WALDO, CLOVER, S. C. 
John Thomas, Flat Rock, Mr. & Mrs. 
Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

McMURRAY, MR. WILLIAM HARVEY, SR., SWAN- 
NANOA — Mrs. George D. Young, Mrs. J. R 
Williford, Mr. Charles P. Whitson, Mrs. Bess W. 
Rayne, Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Vaught, Mr. & Mrs. L. R. 
Atwater, Ethel Wilhide, Bread of Life Sunday School 
C:ass of First Church, Evening Circle ^l^ of First 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. D. M. Connelly, Mr, & Mrs. 
Frank L. Muggins, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Davidson, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Connelly, Mrs. Carrie Porter, Miss 
Frank Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cranford, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Freeman, Swannanoa Book 
Club, Mrs. J. E. Davidson, Men's Bible Class of 
Swannanoa Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. James 
B, Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. George Lemieux, Mrs 
Evelyn Stanton, Swannanoa. The Rev. & Mrs. James 
H. Skelton, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, 
Mrs. C. W. Cosfner, Misses Ruby & Caroline Hall, 



Y. — Mrs. 

Mr. & Mrs. 

Mr. & Mrs. 
George F. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Floivers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to- 
Addi-e 



correct name for mail, please 



ress 



Donor's Name- 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(Acknoivledgement cards j'ill be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



rick, 
Sisk, 
Mr. & 
Falls. 



McMurray Chevrolet Company, Mr. & Mrs. O. M. 
Alexander, Mrs. E. E. White, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 
McKenzie, Circle ifl of Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. H. W. Patton, Mr. & Mrs. Max 
Woodcock, Mr. & Mrs. John Woodcock, Black 
Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Everett Rishel, Chesapeake, 
Va. Mr. & Mrs. John Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. George 
Corn, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh G. Miller, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack Riviere, Mrs. Alfred G. Eskridge, Lucy Ham- 
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Ray Webb, Miss Augusta 
Mrs. Lewis B. Forney, Miss Reeves Forney, 
Mrs. Harrison M. Parsons, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd 
Mrs. James L. Rogers, Dr. & Mrs. John C 
Hamrick, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh W. Watts, Mr. & Mrs. 
Perry T. Macomson, Mr. & Mrs. Oras Bigoerstaff, 
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Palmer, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. George 
H. Shull, Mrs. Ernest Moore, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Webb 
Lutz, Mr. Charles I. Dover of Dover Mill Company, 
Mr. & Mrs. William F. LeGrand, Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd 
C. Williams, Dr. & Mrs. William R. Henshaw, Mr. 
& Mrs. A. J. Wietzke, Dr. R. L. McKnight, Mr. & 
Mrs. Eugene S. Arrowood, Shelby. Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam T. Ratchford, Winston-Salem. Mrs. Frank E. 
Cantrell, Sr., Forest City. Mr. & Mrs. Clinton B. 
Landis, Morganton. Mr. & Mrs. John A. Kaserman 
and Family, Jefferson City Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold 
Powell, Hendersonville, Mrs. I. Sidney Croy, Arden. 
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Peake, Union, S. C. Motors In- 
surance Corporation, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. S. B. 
Loftis, Clinton, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Gibbs, 
Jr., Marion. Miss Helen Halverson, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Frank Martin, Laurens, S. C 

MILLER, MRS. CARRIE L. OLD FORT — Mr. & 
Mrs. George L. Thomas & John, Weaverville. 

MEHAFFEY, MRS. ELIZABETH MITCHELL, WAYNES- 
VILLE — Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

MORRISON, MRS. THEODORE D., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Silas G. Bernard, Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, 
Daphne Shuford, Mrs. J. W. Winborne, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert J. Putnam, Mr. George L. Jones, Jr., 
Asheville. Mrs, Eleanor Morrison Ringer Linn, Man- 
hasset, N. Y. Mr. & Mrs. William K. Wiley, Lake 
Oswego, Oregon. Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Orr, Hingham, 
Mass. 

MOSS, MR. C. PAUL, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas C. McDonald, The Richard C. Moore 
Family, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Andree, Jr., Session of 
Grace Covenant Church, General & Mrs. John C. 
Arrowsmith, Mrs. Sam W. Huddleston, Mr. & Mrs. 
William T. Harris, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dosier, 
Mr. R. O. Lentz, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Plimpton, Mrs. 
Leslie A. Stradley, Mr. & Mrs. Haslet W. Rogers, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry G. Fidler, Mr. & Mrs. J. O. 
McCollum, Asheville. Mr. W. E. Forsyth, Mr. & 
Mrs. Roy L. Johnson, New York, N. Y. Mrs. S. K. 
Harnden & Sons, Mr. & Mrs. David R. Moss, 
Birmingham, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Zook, Hender- 
sonville. Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Witham, Lynnfield, Mass. 
Mr. & Mrs. Walter A. Galloway, Southern Pines, 
N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Ripton, Schenectady, N. Y. 
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert W. Ford, Albany, N. Y. Mr. 
Charles F. Savage, Scarsdale, N. Y. Mr. Bruce O 
Wilson, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Mr. 
A. Britain, Marblehead, Mass. 

NOBLETT, MR. CARL H., ASHEVILLE 
Dunn, Asheville. 

O'CAIN, MR. WILLIAM H., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. H. McDuffie, Hendersonville. 

OSBORNE, MRS. ALICE, HORSE SHOE, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Hendersonville. 

OSBORNE, MRS. JENNIE DOE, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
J W. Winborne, Asheville 

OWNBY, MR. ARTHUR B., CANTON — Julia C. Brown, 
Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

PAGE, MRS. ETHEL, COWPENS, S. C. — Women's 
Biole Class of First Church, Asheville. 

PAINTER, MRS. SALLY WATSON, SYLVA — Mr. & 
Mrs. Jackson F. Dunn, Women of The Presby- 
terian Church, Sylva. 

PATTON, MR. CLYDE, CANDLER — Mr 
Robert Davidson, Swannanoa. 

RAY, MR. OLIVER E., MARS HILL — Mrs. 
L. Vi^ilson, Mrs. David E. Bell, Mr. & Mrs 
Ray, Weaverville. 

RAY, MRS. HUBERT, SYLVA 
Cunningham, Sylva. 

REAGAN, MRS. CARROLL P., 
Mark Sumner, Sr., 
C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 
MR. TROY M., MARSHALL, N. C 
Arthur M. Ramsey, Marshall. 
MR. W. ALLEN, FT. PIERCE 
Mrs Arthur M. Hughes, Asheville. 

SEAVERS, MRS. L. A,. CHARLOTTE 
& Mrs Hugh Lamb, Asheville. 

SHULL, MR. F. PERLETTE, RICHMOND, VA. 



& Mrs. Aubrey 
Mrs. M. A. 



& Mrs. 



Robert 
P. B. 



Mr. & Mrs. Martin 



Mrs 
Donald 

RECTOR. 
& Mrs, 

RIDDICK, 



WEAVERVILLE 
Asheville. Mr. 



Col. 
Mrs. 



Dr. 



N. C. 



FLA. — 
Mr. 



— Mr. 
Milne, 



& Mrs. C. D. Moss, Mr. & Mrs. William 

Canton, Mrs. Helma C. Palen, Clyde. 
SINGLETON, MISS INEZ, SUMTER, S. C. — Mrs. 

Grover Brown, Asheville. 
SILLS, MR, FRANK ALEXANDER, SEAFORD, N. Y. — 

Dr. & Mrs. Albert Berry, Mr. R. O. Lentz, Mr. & 

Mrs. A. Huntington Patch, Asheville. 
SMITH, MR. SAM, SR. — Mrs. Phillip Woollcott, 

Asheville, 
SNODDY, MRS, J. R., WELFORD, S. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. William M. Gregg, Hendersonville. 
STEPHENSON, MISS MOZELLE, WINSTON-SALEM, 

N. C. — Mrs. Lenora M, Young, Etowah. 
SUTHERLAND, MRS. LILLIAN ROSS, VILLANOVA, 

PA, — Mrs. Franklin W. Roush, St. Petersburg, Fla. 
SWIFT, MRS. WILLIAM F., JR., WAYNESVILLE — 

Mrs Thomas Lenoir Gwynn, Mrs. L. R. Callahan 

& Children, Waynesville Lions Club, Mr. & Mrs. 

Rupert H, Hargette, Waynesville. Mrs. D. M. Killian, 

Asheville. Miss Mary L. McElroy, Weaverville. 
THOMAS, MR. L. E., AYNOR, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Hendersonville. 

WAYNESVILLE — Women of 
Waynesville. 
BLACK MOUNTAIN — Women 

of the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 

Mountain. 
WHITESIDE, MRS. MIRANDA ELIZABETH, ASHEVILLE 

— Southern Bell Engineering Department, Asheville. 
WIGGS, MR. LEON, INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — Dr. & 

Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 



Harry F, Williams, 
TRULL, MRS. ROSA, 

The Bethel Church, 
VOGEL, MR. JACOB, 




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SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



August, 1972 

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Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

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HOW MUCH STRENGTH 
AND WHAT KIND? 

An Editorial 

When the action was first taken in 
1968 that the boundaries of Presbyte- 
rian synods and presbyteries should be 
redrawn one of the principal arguments 
advanced in its favor was that it would 
make small synods and presbyteries 
stronger. 

The Assembly committee to which the 
realignment task was given quickly af- 
firmed that in the matter of measuring 
strength there should be consideration 
of other factors than mere enlargement 
of territory. Each situation carries its 
own problems, and this is obviously 
true with respect to defining boundaries 
for the presbytery in the western part 
of Synod "B" (North Carolina) . 

One way of measuring strength is by 
the size of congregations. Assembly's 
committee recognized the validity of 
this method when it established the 
guideline that a presbytery should have 
at least ten churches with four hundred 

More on Page Three 




HAZEL WOOD PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

by Sam S. Smith 

The Hazelwood Presbyterian Church 
of Hazelwood, N. C, is a continuing re- 
minder of God's blessing upon His peo- 
ple, and His use of even the smallest of 
talents when offered unreservedly to 
Him by His faithful servants. It's his- 
tory is one of steady and ever-widening 
growth and influence over the sixty-six 
years of its existence. 

On June 17, 1905, Mr. H. F. Beaty, a 
seminary student, held the first preach- 
ing service connected with the eventual 
organization of the church. That same 
year, building of a sanctuary began on 
a lot on Church Street, donated by Mr. 
E. E. Quinlan. Though not completed, 
the church opened for services on Jan- 
uary 1, 1906, and on November 9 of that 
same year was formally organized as the 
Hazelwood Presbyterian Church. Over 
the next thirty years, the original build- 
ing served the congregation at its origi- 
nal location and the entire property was 
freed of debt. 

As the church grew, so did the vision 
of the people and in 1936, plans for a 
new house of worship were made with 
ground-breaking ceremonies taking place 
in September of that year. Work on 
the sanctuary and educational facilities 



continued over the next few years and 
in 1942 all general facilities were com- 
pleted. Numerous improvements, in- 
cluding gifts of furniture and musical 
instruments, landscaping, appliances, 
and carpeting were added, and, in 1954, 
dedication services for the completely fur- 
nished church were conducted. 

In 1956, new classrooms were built, a 
nursery added, and a Wurlitzer organ 
installed. In 1957 a Prayer Room was 
furnished by the Senior High youth 
group. 

In 1959, the first World Mission Con- 
ference was conducted and the partial 
support of the church's first missionary 
was assunied. In that same year, on May 
24, the congregation voted to construct a 
new 183,000.00 Educational Building 
and to remodel existing facilities. In 
June, 1960, the new facility was complet- 
ed and dedication services were conduct- 
ed July 13-17 of the same year. 

More recent physical improvements 
include a paved parking lot, addition of 
a balcony to the sanctuary, the purchase 
of a new organ, and the purchase of a 
church bus. These plus a number of 
improvements and repairs to both the 
church edifice and the manse hav^ as- 
sured a sanctuary conducive to worship 
and a comfortable dwelling for the pas- 
tor. 

Of more eternal significance, howev- 
er, is the growth in service and witness 
over the years. Since that initial preach- 
ing service in 1905, some twenty-six pas- 
tors and supply pastors have served the 
congregation. It's current pastor is the 
Rev. C. D. Murphy whose call to the 
church was confirmed by Asheville Pres- 
bytery in its July, 1972, meeting. Under 
the leadership of God's servants, the 
church has continued a strong evangeli- 
cal witness down through the years. 

At present^ the program of the Hazel- 
wood Presbyterian Church is complete 
in virtually every respect. In addition 
to the regular morning Worship and the 
Sunday School, it is one of the relative- 
ly few churches in the presbytery which 

More on Page Three 



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Slfi42 OH ntHT«^WS) 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie. Superintendent 

40 CHURCH Street, asheville. n. C. r.f.d. I, black mountain. N. C. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE president — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



SECOND V. P. 
den, N. C. 



— Walter Nelson, Ar- 



SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
Montreat 



Samuel Thielman, 



VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Ellen Branberg, 
Asheville First 



REGISTRAR 
minster 

HISTORIAN 
ster 



- Valerie Owen, West- 
Ellen Evans, Westmin- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 
Asheville First, — Pat Mastin, — 

West Asheville, Ann McCartney 

Kenilworth. Danny McLean — West 
Asheville. Patsy Daniels — Montreat. 
Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 



SUGGESTED PRESBYTERY LINES 




Study is still being given to the matter of drawing the boundary line that 
would tend to make the strongest and most efficient presbytery in the western- 
most part of Synod "B" (North Carolina) . 

The map shown above shows three possibilities that were suggested at the 
July meeting of Asheville Presbytery. At that time Mr. Vernol R. Jansen, Gen- 
eral Secretary of the Synod of North Carolina who had been invited to speak to 
the presbytery, distributed similar maps and asked those in attendance to indi- 
cate their preferences and reasons for their preferences. 

In the table below there is a summary of statistical information based on the 
most recent reports to the General Assembly. (The Stated Clerk's office supplied 
these figures even though the Minutes of the 1972 Assembly are not yet ready to 
be mailed out.) 

The figures compare Asheville Presbytery as it now is to the way the new pres- 
bytery would stand in the event of either of tlie two suggested enlargements. For the 
sake of comparison, similar statistics are also given for the Synod of North Carolina 
and for the General Assembly at large. 



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Boundary A-A 

Asheville Presbytery 
Plus Five Counties 
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Asheville Presbytery 
Plus Eight Counties 
Boundary C-C 



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},836 $24,891 



5,226 $25,227 



W.O.C. SUMMER COUNCIL 
MEETING 

The summer Council meeting of the 
W.O.C. of Asheville Presbytery will be 
held on Saturday, September 2 at the 
home of the president, Mrs. Harold Bor- 
chert, 106 Overbrook Drive, Waynes- 
ville, N. C. 



District Chairmen will meet from 
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Since Mrs. Bor- 
chert is recuperating from her recent ill- 
ness and is unable to travel, all members 
of the Council are requested to bring a 
bag lunch and to arrive on time for the 
lunch hour and fellowship. Drinks will 
be fiunished. 

The general session will begin at 1:15 
p.m. with the complete council. 



August, 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Patre Three 



BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Contributions to Budgeted Benevo- 
lences from the churches of Asheville 
Presbytery received by the Central Trea- 
surer through August 7, 1972 have 
amounted to $115,956.17. In order to 
meet budget requirements for this period 
1145,844 would have been needed. 

Supplemental offerings for the Pres- 
byterian Home and for Ministerial Re- 
lief which are received in November 
and December will help to close the gap, 
but churches must maintain their reg- 
ular contributions if the 1972 budget is 
to be met. 

AN EDITORIAL From Page One 

or more members. It seems reasonable 
that the ratio of those larger churches 
to the smaller ones should also be con- 
sidered. For instance, in Asheville Pres- 
bytery (as presently constituted) seven 
of its thirty-seven churches have more 
than four hundred members. If the new 
presbytery should be enlarged by five 
counties (see map on page ) the to- 
tal number of churches would be in- 
creased to sixty-seven, but there would 
still be only the same seven with four 
hundred members. If three additional 
counties should be added, the number 
of four-hundred-member churches would 
rise to ten, but the total number of con- 
gregations would increase to eighty-sev- 
en and the size of the average congrega- 
tion would be smaller than with either 
of the other two options. 

It is not surprising that the financial 
picture would be affected by the re- 
structuring proposals. There would be 
an increase in dollars to be sure, but 
apparently it would not be in propor- 
tion to needs. The new presbytery 
would have many more churches need- 
ing services and less financial strength 
on the average with which to provide 
them. 

Should the new presbytery include 
the eleven counties of Asheville Presby- 
tery and the eight additional counties, 
a unique situation would develop. There 
would be within the bounds of one pres- 
bytery (and it still a small one by Gen- 
eral Assembly standards) two junior 
colleges (Lees-McRae and Montreat-An- 
derson) , two homes for children (Grand- 
father and Presbyterian Home at Black 
Mountain) , and three presbytery camps 
(Asheville, Concord, and Holston) . All 
of these would with reason expect sup- 
port from the presbytery, unless some of 
them should be closed down. 

Another way of assessing strength is 
in the area of opportunity for service. 
From the time of its organization in 
1896 Asheville Presbytery was known as 
a "home mission presbytery" . . . one 
with a vision of reaching disadvantaged 
people for Christ. Oftentimes this meant 
organizing small churches and support- 
ing them until they were able to sustain 
themselves. Asheville Presbytery has 
More on Page Four 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

A New Bus 

After eighteen years of more or less 
faithful service (less of late) we grant- 
ed retirement to our old bus. In its 
place we have the beautiful new red and 
white 50 passenger Chevrolet bus pic- 
tured below. It, like many other fine 
improvements at the Home, has been 
made possible through "In Lieu of 
Flowers" money. We continue to be 
grateful to all our friends who honor 
their loved ones and help us in this 
way. 

The new bus was dedicated on Au- 
gust 20 at the Swannanoa Presbyterian 
Church in a special service conducted 
by our pastor, the Rev. James L. Lyons. 




Visit to Land of Oz 

On August 12 fifty-two children and 
staff members made a visit to The Land 
of Oz. This was our first long trip in 
the new bus. For this tour we were 
guests of Dr. H. C. Evans, President of 
Lees-McRae College. We wish to thank 
Dr. Evans for his kindness in providing 
this exciting and interesting experience 
for us. 

Miss Smith Leaves 

We were sorry to see Miss Sylvia Smith 
leave the Home on August 21 to take 
up her new work as Dormitory Super- 
visor at Glen Cove Christian Academy, 
Glen Cove, Maine. She has been Chris- 
tian Education worker at our church 
this summer and, since Mrs. Hall left, 
has been Housemother for the little 
girls. We have come to love her very 
much and will miss her, but we wish 
her well in her new work. 

Melanie Hyatt Home from King 

Melanie Hyatt came home from King 
College on August 17th where she took 
part in a special summer session for 
outstanding high school students. She 
took two courses for college credit. Old 
Testament and Western Civilization. As 
usual, she made an outstanding record. 



HAZELWOOD From Page One 
maintains Sunday evening worship and 
the Wednesday evening Prayer Service. 
During the past twelve months when the 
church was without a regular pastor, the 
Prayer Meeting was conducted every 
Wednesday without fail, as all twelve el- 
ders participated in leading the Bible 
Study on one or more occasions. 

The church provides Sunday evening 
youth groups for every age child through 
the Senior High years. The music pro- 
gram includes choral groups for juniors 
through adults, including The New 
Creations made up of Junior High and 
Senior High youth who sing in worship 
services at the home church and for oth- 
er civic and church groups in the West- 
ern North Carolina area. Three mis- 
sionaries and/or missionary families are 
now partially supported by the church. 
The total program is rounded o u t by 
Women of the Church, Men of the 
Church, and Boy Scout organizations. In 
addition, Sunday morning radio broad- 
casts, daily devotions over the local ra- 
dio stations, and a "Tape Ministry" have 
all been areas in which the church has 
been involved as a part of its witness in 
the community. 

Perhaps the spirit of this church can 
best be described by a quotation from 
the progi-am which was used when the 
latest addition to the church building 
was being consecrated: "The Hazelwood 
Presbyterian Church is the result of a 
great dream in the hearts of her found- 
ing fathers. For over half a century she 
has stood as a witness for Christ, a tow- 
er of faith and hope in God. Families 
have come and gone, boys and girls have 
built well rounded lives under her influ- 
ence, and many have been blessed 
More on Page Four 

Children Go Back to School 

Our children are back in school for 
the 1972-73 term. Three of our boys 
are playing varsity football at Owen 
High School: Bobby Ferguson, Gary 
Adams, and Keith Thomas. We 
also have three boys on the freshman 
team: Timmy .Clark, Donnie McKenzie, 
and Joel Thomas. 

Three Return to Lees-McRae 

Three of our young people are return- 
ing August 30 for their second year at 
Lees-McRae College. They are Sandra 
Laughter, Sandy Prather, and Jimmy 
Bell. These students enjoyed their 
work at Lees-McRae last year and are 
looking forward to another good year. 



SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


Date 


Name 


Age 


13 


Larry Wiggins 


14 


24 


Bobby Summers 


13 


28 


Marilyn Smith 


12 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August 1972 



ii^monal (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



BACON, MRS. A. F., MINOT, N. D. — Mr. & Mrs. Phil 

Brintnall, Mr. & Mrs. Horace DeHart, Mr. & Mrs. 

Floyd F. Grant, Anders Rest Home, N. C. State 

Nurses Association (District 23), Bryson City Business 

& Professional Women's Club, Bryson City. 
BAILEY, MRS. MARGARET P., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Sam 

J. Pegram, Alice Shuford and Mary S. Beachboard, 

Asheville. 
BALDWIN, MRS. JOE A., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Van 

H. Butler, Arden. 
BARNARD, MRS. W. J., ASHEVILLE — Miss Conyers 

Lee Sluder, Mrs. Ida B. Bates, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. 

Brown, Mrs. Henry H. Lehmann, Mr. E. 0. Buckner, 

Mrs. W. O. Barnard, Jr., Asheville. 
BERRY, MRS. MINNIE, BRYSON CITY — Mr. & Mrs. 

Sevier Crowe, Mr. & Mrs. Mack Sneed, Whittier. Mrs. 

Martha Sandlin Brown, Bryson City. 
BIDDLE, MARY JOYCE, GREENEVILLE, TENN. — Mrs. 

Florence I. Ryan, Asheville. 
BOINEAU, MR. ARCHIE G., SR., HAZELWOOD — Mr. 

& Mrs. John A. Shelby, Hazelwood. 
BOONE, MR. ROY H., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 

Lanning, Asheville. 
BROOKS, MRS. LINDA ALLEN, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. 

George R. Robertson, Canton. 
CLEMENTS, MR. WILLIAM L., SR., BLACK MOUNTAIN 

— Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Frady, Black Mountain. 
COCKE, MRS. JERE, ASHEVILLE — Tar Heel Book 

Club, Mr. & Mrs. Harmon M. Lee, Miss Alma 

Hawthorne, Asheville. 
COLE, MR. WILLIAM CARROLL, EDNEYVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 
CORDELL, MRS. LILLIAN PHILLIPS, BRYSON CITY — 

Mr. & Mrs. Max C. Witt, Mr. & Mrs. P. E. Brintnall, 

Mrs. Maggie S. Crisp, Mrs. Martha Sandlin Brown, 

Business & Professional Women's Club, Bryson City. 

Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Worley, Arden. Mr. & Mrs. Frell M. 

Owl, Mrs. H. N. Robertson, Cherokee. Miss Alice 

C. Shuford, The Graham Price Family, Asheville. 
CRAIG, MRS ETHEL, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Lida Y. 

Abernethy, Mr. & Mrs. Howard B. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. 

Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 
ENGLISH, MR. RAYMOND, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 

William Gash & Family, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. 

W. S. Smith, Sr., Windsor, N. C. 
FORBES, MRS. GRACE, GASTONIA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Glenn E. Robinson, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Don C. 

Scroggs, Louise & Virginia Slaughter, Mrs. W. L. 

Suttles, Mr. & Mrs. Grover Mauney, Miss June 

Scroggs, Mrs. Arthur Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. 

Mathis, Miss Ann D. Hardin & Mrs. James D. 

Gossett, Canton. 
FRAZIER, MR. JAMES L., HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 

L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
GENTRY, MISS GEORGIA, WEAVERVILLE — Mrs. 

Reid Lovelace, Mr. Scoville Roberts, Asheville. Mr. 

Herbert Roberts, Mr. Lewis Roberts, Women of the 

Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Miss Josephine 

Osborne, Mary and Sue McElroy, Ladies Bible Class 

of Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
HAWKINS, MR. NEAL, SR., GASTONIA — Mrs. Neal 

Hawkins, Jr., Mary Julia Hawkins, Neal Hawkins III, 

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Drake, Hendersonville. Argyle 

Gash, Pisgah Forest. 
HELLER, MRS. GRACE L., DANVILLE, ILL. — Mr. & 

Mrs. D. F. Stoneback, Brevard. 
HENDRIX, MR. CHARLES, POMPANO BEACH, FLA. — 

Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, Asheville. 
HERBERT, MR. JAMES M., SR., ASHEVILLE. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Mrs. Robert L. Torrence, 

Mr, E. 0. Buckner, Mr. & Mrs. Murray B. Chidester, 

Ethel D. Rhyne, Dr. & Mrs. G. L. Donnelly, Mrs. C. 

Paul Moss, Mr. & Mrs. Louis A. Dubinsky, Mrs. 

Joscelyn McD. Williams, Asheville. Miss Elizabeth 

Shepard, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. James Blackman, 

Lenoir. 
HILL, MR. DAVID, POMPANO BEACH, FLA. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Royne P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 
HUDDLESTON, MR. SAM, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. J. 

Travers Chiott, Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Pearson, Ashe- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Hunt, Jr., Kingsport, 

Tenn. 
HYATT, MR. LETUS, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. O. L. Arnold, 

Asheville. 



ASHEVILLE 



Mrs. 0. L. 



JOHNSON, MRS. GLADYS, JOHNSON CITY, TENN. — 

3-M Sunday School Class of West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 
JOHNSON, DR. WALTER R., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Furman J. Owenby, Asheville. 
JONES, MRS. ALMONTE, ARLINGTON, VA. — Mrs. J. 

Roy Corbin, Mr. & Mrs. M. B. Taylor, Asheville. Mrs. 

Bruce Drysdale, Mrs. Walter O. Allen, Mr. John V. 

Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Misses Emma 

and Anne Sample, Mrs. T. H. Franks, Mr. & Mrs. 

H. E. Blackwell, Hendersonville. 
JORDAN, MRS. W. M., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 

Lanning, Asheville. 
KEYS, MR. WILLIAM H. 

Arnold, Asheville. 
LaFOUNTAINE, MRS EDNA, LAKE JUNALUSKA — 

Women of the Waynesville Presbyterian Church, 

Waynesville. 
LEIDICH, MR. EARLE R., HELLERTOWN, PA. — Mr. 

& Mrs. D. F. Stoneback, Brevard. 
LEONARD, MRS. WILLIAM, BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 
LORD, MR. ROBERT ATWATER, ASHEVILLE — Helen 

Miles, Montreal. 
LYDA, MR. BEN L., WEAVERVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Clarence V. Lyda, Woodbridge, Va. 
MACKELFRESH, MRS. ROBERT, HONOLULU, HAWAII 

— Mrs. Sara A. Smithson, Asheville. 
MARTIN, MR. MICHAEL D., BRENTWOOD, N. Y. — Mr. 

& Mrs. John J. Keane, Temple City, Calif. Mr. & 

Mrs. Martin Straub, Huntington, N. Y. 

Mcelroy, mr. samuel m., waynesville — Mr. & 

Mrs. George R. Robertson, Canton. 

McGILL, DR. WALDO, CLOVER, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. F. Stonecipher, Hendersonville. 

McMURRAY, MR. WILLIAM HARVEY, SR., SWANNANOA 
— The Graham Price Family, Calder, Crawley & 
Company, Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Freeman, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Sam D. Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. C. S. Porter, 
Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. R. T. LeGrand, Jr., Shelby. 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Randolph, Morganton. Mrs. 
Frederick Volbeda, San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Robert A. 
Porter, Jr., Nashville, Tenn. 

MILLER, MR. FRED J., JR., MURPHY — Mr. & Mrs. 
George R. Robertson, Canton. 

MILLER, MR. JOHN HENRY, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 

MILTON, MISS CHARM, ASHEVILLE — 
Dunn, Asheville. 

MOCHRIE, MRS. WILLIAM B., MILFORD, 
& Mrs. Claude H. Greene, Gary, N. C. 

MOWBRAY, MR. ARLO, OHIO — 3-M Sunday School 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Circle 
No. 3 of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

MOFFATT, MRS. MARGARET, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Anderson, Women of the West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. 

MOODY, MR. FRED TEAGUE, WAYNESVILLE — Mrs. 
Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

MORRISON, MRS. THEODORE, S,R., ASHEVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. Harmon M. Lee, Asheville. 

MOSS, MR. C. PAUL, ASHEVILLE — Massachusetts 
Mutual Agent's Association, Birmingham, Mich. Lt. 
& Mrs. Howard Briehman, Raveho Cordova, Calif. 
Mrs. Richard P. Weber and Miss Tricia Ann Weber, 
Asheville. 

O'CAIN, MR. WILLIAM H., HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 
James Harberson, Miss Anne Sample, Henderson- 
ville. 

OSBORNE, MRS. THOMAS — Mr. & Mrs. Harmon M. 
I_PG Ashfivills 

PEARSON, MRS. J. B., GASTONIA — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

PHILLIPS, MRS. MARIE JONES, COLUMBUS — Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

PITMON, MR. EARL, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. D. K. 
Drum, Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Miss Annie Laura 
Cline and Mother, Circle No. 5 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. G. K. Leemon, Jr., Miss Ora 
Blackmun, Mr. Carl W. Loftin, Mrs. Charles D. 
Parker, Etheridge Woman's Club, Asheville. 

OUAKENBUSH, MRS. J. L., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

REID, DR. NAT D., JR., ALHAMBRA, CALIF. — Misses 
Laura and Elsie Cline, Asheville. 

ROACH, MARY T., YORK, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. Gibson 
Campbell, Jr., Etowah. 

ROBERTS, MRS. E. S., ASHEVILLE — 3-M Sunday 
School Class, Circle No. 3 Women of the Church 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
James T. Mastin, Asheville. 

ROBERTSON, MR. R. BRUCE, RICHMOND, VA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. George R. Robertson, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. 



Mrs. May A. 
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Robertson, Canton. Mrs. Ralph Crawford, Henderson- 
ville. 
RUSHER, MR. WILLIAM R., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Hendersonville. 
FATHER OF MRS. PATRICK SCANLON, HYATTSVILLE, 

MD. — Mrs. May A. Dunn, Hyattsville, Md. 
SHAW, MR. ARNOLD C, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Lida Y. 

Abernethy. 
SHULL, MR. F. P., RICHMOND, VA. — Mrs. Dorothy 

H. Avery, Canton. 
SMATHERS, MR. ARLIE E., PASADENA, TEXAS — Mr. 

& Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 
STEELMAN, MR. WADE M., ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Howard J. Runnion, Fletcher. 
SWIFT, MRS. REVA, WAYNESVILLE — Women of the 

Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. N. C. 

Coaches Mutual Benefit Association, High Point. 
TATE, MRS. NANNIE FOSTER, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 

Mrs. R. W. Foster & Family, Canton. 
TEMPLETON, MR. ELMER M., GASTONIA — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bolard More, Black Mountain. 
THOMAS, MR. L. EUGENE, AYNOR, S. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
THOMAS, MRS. ROSE, GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 

GREAT BRITAIN. — Miss Maria Gulp, Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank Ferrell, Miss Lorraine Larson, Brevard. Miss 

Josephine Osborne, Weaverville. 
WILLIAMS, MRS. THELMA O., HENDERSONVILLE — 

Mrs. Jeanne Franklin, Mountain Home. Mr. & Mrs. 

H. F. Williams, Sally P. Stokes, Home Circle of 

First Presbyterian Church, Misses Emma & Anne 

Sample, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. E. P. Williams, 

Greer, S. C. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock 
WILSON, MR. JOHN E., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

F. W. Sherwood, The Charles D. Parker Family, Mrs. 

John C. Arrowsmith, -Mrs. Florence I. Ryan, Mrs. 

H. B. Croswell, Miss Olive Croswell, Mr. & Mrs. 

C. H. Swift, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Dennis, 

Orlando, Fla 
WILSON, MRS JULIA, SWANNANOA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert J. Davidson, Swannanoa. 
WOODWARD, MISS JOSEPHINE, BLACK MOUNTAIN — 

Miss Mary Hooker, Women of the Black 

Mountain Presbyterian Church, Mrs. C. A. Dougherty, 

Black Mountain. 
WOLFE, MRS. S. M., SWANNANOA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Henry G. Turner, Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Steward, Mr. & ' 

Mrs. A. A. Rodden, San Angelo, Texas. 
WRIGHT, MR. SAMUEL C, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 0. L. 

Arnold, Asheville. 
WRIGHT, MRS. WALLACE D., SENECA, S. C. — Mr. & ;j 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 



HAZELWOOD From Page Three 
through her ministry. Let us at all times, 
be and remain mindful that a consecra- 
tion oi a House of Worship would be 
futile and meaningless if we, the mem- 
bers, who worship therein did not re- 
dedicate ourselves in commitment to a 
loyal and loving service to God, that our 
souls may be remade in the image of- 
Christ Jesus, our bodies made a dwelling 
place of the Holy Spirit; and that our 
minds, our lips, and hands, and our en- 
tire being may be unreservedly yielded 
to a God-exalting service in and through 
this building which He has entrusted to 
us." 

AN EDITORIAL From Page Three 

now reached the point where it subsi- 
dizes its own mission churches withotit 
receiving any aid from the General As- 
sembly. Perhaps the time has come to 
strengthen our mission outreach by be- 
coming part of a larger territory that 
will make more demands, call for more 
sacrifice, and offer greater opportuni- 
ties. This is the kind of strength re- 
structuring offers. 

The Lord commended those who 
counted the cost before venturing. If 
we accept the challange of an ex- 
panded venture in home mission work, 
it should be done deliberately. We 
should consider how much we can rea- 
sonably undertake. We should then be 
willing to make the sacrifices that are 
indicated and not blindly assume that 
mere enlargement of territory will pro- 
duce proportionate increases in financial 
and personnel resources. 



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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION * CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



SEPTEMBER, 1972 

entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
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he Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
ge paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

''ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hovt Evans^ D.D., Editor 

Church Street - - - Asheville. N. C. 28801 

lEV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Change of Address Requested 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 

/ol. LXIII September, 1972 No. 9 




JOHN HAGGAI TO SPEAK AT 

PRESBYTERY STEWARDSHIP 

RALLY 

The Rev. Dr. John Haggai, founder 
)f Evangehsm International, will be the 
peaker at Asheville Presbytery's annual 
;tewardship rally, according to an an- 
rouncement made by the Rev. William 
R.. Anderson, chairman of the Steward- 
;hip Emphasis of Presbytery's Council. 

The meeting will be held in the Pine 
Room of Asheville's S&W Cafeteria on 
Monday, October 16 at 6:30 P. M. 

Mr. Anderson is urging attendance by 
pastors, canvass directors, stewardship 
:hairmen, church treasurers, and stew- 
ardship chairmen of the Women of the 
Church. 

Those attending are requested to go 
through the serving line at the cafeteria, 
each selecting and paying for his own 
meal, and then to go to the Pine Room 
on the upper level. 



BLACK MOUNTAIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church is one built on hope and faith 
over the years. In 1908 a small group 
of Presbyterians, who had been worship- 
ping in the church at Montreat, decided 
that they should have a church of their 
own in Black Moimtain. They consulted 
with the Superintendent of Home Mis- 
sions in Asheville Presbytery, Dr. R. P. 
Smith. They asked him if they could 
build a church with hope that the pro- 
ject would succeed. He replied, "Until a 
tree is planted, one never knows whether 
it will grow or not." 

It was a small, brave, little group who 
decided to step out in faith and plant 
the "tree." On April 15, 1908, a number 
of persons signed a petition to Presby- 
tery to organize a Presbyterian Church 
in Black Mountain. A commission con- 
sisting of Dr. Smith, Rev. I. J. Heizer, 
and Judge J. D. Murphy, an elder, or- 
ganized the church on May 17 with thir- 
teen charter members. 

For several years, services were held 
on Sunday afternoons in the Methodist 
Church, with no officers and only a sup- 



ply pastor. The Women's work was be- 
gun that fall with a membership of 
eight. The church began a slow, but 
steady, growth. The first new member 
to be received on profession of faith 
was the late Mrs. A. F. Tyson, Sr. 

The year 1912 saw contributions to 
the church increasing and the number 
of communicants raised to nineteen. So 
the little tree was showing signs of life, 
and Dr. E. L. Siler, then part-time pas- 
tor, was encouraged to propose collect- 
ing money for a church building. In 
1913 the first church was erected by Mr. 
W. C. Greene and Mr. C. C. Dougherty, 
and completed at a cost of $1,450.00. To 
raise money for the building, the women 
had been hard at work, holding socials, 
praise meetings, filling their mite-boxes 
to buy furnishings for the church. 

Services were held in the completed 
building the first Sunday of April, 1914. 
At the dedication services April 9, 1914, 
Dr. E. L. Siler accepted the call to the 
pastorate, and was installed April 29, 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. HOYT EVANS. TREASURER DON C. McKENZIE. SUPERINTENDENT 

40 CHURCH STREET. ASHEVILLE. N. C. R.F.D. 1. BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

Tel. ASHEVILLE, 252-3061 Tel. SwanNANOA, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 



1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECOND V. P. — Walter Nelson, Ar- 
den, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Samuel Thielman, 
Montreat 

VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Sw^annanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Ellen Branberg, 
Asheville First 

REGISTRAR — Valerie Owen, West- 
minster 

HISTORIAN — Ellen Evans, Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 
Asheville Fir^t, — Pat Mastin, — 
West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 
Kenilworth. Danny McLean — West 
Asheville. Patsy Daniels — Montreat. 
Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 

ADULT ADVISORS The Rev. Joseph 

Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 



TWO PRESBYTERY BOUNDARY PROPOSALS 




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Two new presbytery boundary proposals came out of a September 13 meet- 
ing of the Synod "B" Committee on Boundaries held in Raleigh, N. C. 

One proposal, suggested by the Rev. Hugh Eichelberger recently added to the 
committee from Asheville Presbytery, would make the new presbytery to consist 
of the present Asheville Presbytery plus the seven following counties: Watauga, 
Avery, Mitchell, Yancey, McDowell, Rutherford and Polk. The other proposal, 
made by W. L. Sessler of First Church Asheville, would add McDowell County to 
Asheville Presbytery. The committee indicated a slight preference for the Eichel- 
berger proposal. The vote was eight to seven. 

The chairman of the committee, the Rev. John M. Walker, has indicated 
that, due to the closeness of the vote, these same two proposals will be considered 
again when the committee next meets on October 26 at Banner Elk, N. C. 

In order that the people of Asheville Presbytery may know how the new 
presbytery will look in the event of either of the proposed alignments, we show 
the map above and a simple statistical comparison below. 



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Churches 

Membership 

Membership Per Church 

Assembly 

Benevolences 

Assembly Benevolences 
Per Church 

Presbytery 
Benevolences 

Presbytery Benevolences 
Per Church 

Total 

Benevolences 

Total Benevolences 
Per Church 

Total 

Contributions 

Total Contributions 
Per Church 



37 


7 


42 


42 


79 


9640 


671 


10,311 


3,790 


13,430 


261 


96 


234 


90 


179 


6,576 


3,804 


90,380 


23,934 


110,510 


2,707 


543 


2,054 


570 


1,399 



$150,999 2,258 153,357 19,817 170,816 

4,081 323 3,483 472 2,162 

343,035 12,579 355,614 83,107 426,142 

9,271 1,797 8,082 1,979 5,394 

1,357,786 82,697 1,440,483 549,602 1,907,388 

36,697 11,814 32,738 13,086 24,144 



September. 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

A Plaque for rs. Hall 

On Tuesday, September 19 Melanie 
Hyatt went with Mr. McKenzie to visit 
Mrs. Mary Hall who was for ten years 
housemother for the little girls. They 
gave her an engraved wall plaque from 
the Board of Trustees of the Home in 
recognition of her faithful service. 

Miss Arlene Tolson 

We have just received word that Miss 
Arlene Tolson of Pittsburg, Pennsyl- 
vania will be coming to the home on 
September 22 to be housemother for the 
little girls. Miss Tolson is a graduate of 
St. John College in Cleveland, Ohio, has 
taught school for two years, and has 
served as head counsellor for girls at a 
Christian camp in Bethel, Pennsyl- 



October Birthday 

12 Regina Clark 12 years old 



vania. 



Presbytery Men's Rally 

We are expecting a big turnout at the 
annual fall meeting of the Men of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. They will meet in the 
gym on October 19. Dr. L. Nelson Bell 
of Montreal will be the speaker. 

Swannanoa Homecoming 

The children and staff of the Home 
were hosts on September 10 to the an- 
nual homecoming of our church, the 
Swannanoa Presbyterian Church. We 
enjoyed the food and were glad that the 
attendance was so good. 

Hendersonville Picnic 

At this writing we are looking forward 
to having the people from First Presby- 
terian Church, Hendersonville with us 
on September 24 for their annual picnic. 

A Good Inspection 

All of us are pleased that the Home 
received such a good grade on our re- 
cent state inspection. Recent improve- 
ments helped make this possible. 

Football Has Begun 

We have two football teams for the 
younger boys. They are the Midget Colts 
and the Mite Colts. Both of these teams 
have had good records in the past, and 
we are looking forward to another good 
season this year. At Owen High School 
where some of our older boys are play- 
ing varsity football the team is undefeat- 
ed after four games. 



GRACE COVENANT HAS 
FIRST ADULT CHOIR RETREAT 

The Adult Choir of Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, held its 
first retreat at Gwynn Valley, south of 
Brevard, from Friday through Saturday 
afternoon over the Labor Day week-end 
(Sept. 1-2) . Thirty adults (eighteen 
choir members) and fifteen children and 
youth were in attendance. 

The objectives of the retreat were 
three-fold: First, to get in shape vocally 
after summer vacation; second, to get 
a head start on the new music for fall; 
and third, to get together as families to 
know one-another better and develop a 
closer fellowship and oneness of pur- 
pose. 

These objectives were partially real- 
ized by singing together for nearly six 
hours in two days; rehearsing ten new 
anthems plus the music for Sunday; 
and through worship, led by our min- 
isters — Bob Busey and Dicks McKell, 
and recreation together as families. The 
camp director's wife summed up our 
first two objectives when she said, "Ive 
never seen a group work so hard." 

The choir director is Larry Skinner 
and the organist is Mrs. Gaylord Snyder. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 
FALL RALLY 

The annual Fall Rally of the Men 
of the Church of Asheville Presbytery 
will be held Thursday, October 19 at 7 
P.M. at the Presbyterian Home for Chil- 
dren. 

Speaker for the meeting will be the 
Moderator of the General Assembly, Dr. 
L. Nelson Bell of Montreat. 

Announcement of the rally was made 
by Frank Huggins, Jr. President. 

Mr. Huggins stated that the cost of 
the meal would be |1.75, and that 
churches should contact him by Octo- 
ber 16 indicating the number expected 
to be in attendance. His mailing ad- 
dress is 8 Sunset Lane, Swannanoa, N. 
C. 28778, and his telephone number is 
686-3333. 



BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Contributions for budgeted benevo- 
lences received from the churches of 
Asheville Presbytery through the Central 
Treasury through September 6, 1972 
have amounted to 1131,517.29. This is 
$35,149.35 less than the amount re- 
quired to meet budget needs to this 
point in the year. 



JUNIOR HIGH WEEKEND 
OCTOBER 6-7 

A weekend retreat for junior high 
young people of Asheville Presbytery 
and their adult leaders is being planned 
for Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 at 
Montreat. 

The young people will be lodged at 
Assembly Inn. The total cost for the re- 
treat will be $7.00 which is to be paid 
vipon registration, Friday afternoon 4:00- 
5:30 in the lobby of Assembly Inn. 

The retreat will be directed by the 
Rev. William Anderson. 

The Bible program will be under the 
direction of the Rev. C. D. Murphy of 
the Hazelwood Church assisted by The 
Rev. David Parks of Weaverville, the 
Rev. Richard Shelor of Black Mountain, 
and the Rev. John Akers of the Bible De- 
partment of Montreat-Anderson College. 

Registration will be directed by Mrs. 
Anne Warren of First Church Asheville 
and by the Rev. Tom McPhail of Bre- 
vard. 

The Rev. Dicks McKell of Grace 
Covenant will be in charge of special 
programs and activities and will be as- 
sisted by the Rev. Ronald Odum of 
Franklin and the Rev. Tom Mussel- 
man of Andrews. 

Special music will be vinder the di- 
rection of Pete George of Arden and the 
Rev. Sandy Curnow of Malvern Hills. 

Mrs. Robert Hodges of Westminster 
will be in charge of the canteen. 

A special guest leader from outside the 
presbytery will be the Rev. Robert Tay- 
lor, Director of Christian Education in 
Piedmont Presbytery, who will conduct 
the class for adult leaders. 

Mrs. Kenneth Foreman of Montreat 
is Presbytery Chairman for Junior High 
Work. 



woe SET DISTRICT MEETINGS 

Announcement has been made that 
the District Meetings of the Women of 
the Church in Asheville Presbytery will 
be held according to the following 
schedule: 

District I at the Oak Forest Church 
in Asheville on October 8 beginning at 
2:30 P. M. 

District II at the Friendship Church 
in Black Mountain on October 5 be- 
ginning at 7:15 P.M. 

District III at the Hayesville Church 
on October 29 beginning at 2:30 P. M. 

District IV at the Etowah Church on 
October 22 beginning at 2:30 P. M. 

District V at the Bethel Church in 
Haywood County on October 22, 1972 
beginning at 2:30 P.M. 

All the meetings will be having a cof- 
fee hour and registration prior to the 
beginning of the program. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1972 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



ANDERSON, MRS. MARY KATHLEEN, JOHNSON CITY, 
TENN. — 3-M Sunday School Class of West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Ashevllle. 

BARNARD, MRS. JUDSON, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack D. Curlee, Atlanta, Ga. 

BENNETT, MRS. JESSIE, BREVARD — Mr. & Mrs. 
Alvin Patterson, Brevard. 

BROWN, MR. GROVER C, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Milton 
A. Sullivan, Asheville. 

BUSK, MISS ALPHA S., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Kenneth Sharpe, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

CAMP, MRS. MARIAH, YORK, 8. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Wyly Campbell, Hendersonville. 

CHANDLER, MR. JOE, HENDERSONVILLE — Miss 
Ashleigh Woerner, Hendersonville. 

CROSS, MR. MARK, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Klick, Hendersonville. 

DARBY, MRS. JAMES, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. 
James Haroerson, Hendersonville. 

DEVLIN, MR. JOHN G., CANTON — Mrs. Tate Barlow, 
Canton. 

DONALDSON, MRS. GEORGE, HIGHLAND PARK, ILL. 
— Sara G. Wheelock, Mildred Law/ry Turpin, Black 
Mountain. 

DURHAM, MR. HUGH, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

ELLIOTT, MRS. MAGGIE, ASHEVILLE — U.A.G. and 
D.O.S., AWS., RAVU, and Surface, N.C.C., Asheville. 

FORBES, MRS. GRACE, GASTONIA, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Sam Vance, Miss Phylli's Vance, Circle #2 
of The Presbyterian Church, Women of The Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Barefoot, Mr. 
& Mrs. William Milne, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
W. Phillips, Clyde. 

FRAZIER, MR. JAMES L., HENDERSONVILLE — Miss 
Elizaoeth S. Randolph, Hendersonville. 

GUY, MRS. SUE B., CANDLER, — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
Dempsey, Jr. & Family, Asheville. 

HAWKINS, MR. NEAL, SR., GASTONIA, N. C. — Miss 
Margaret M. Gash, Pisgah Forest, N. C. 

HENRY, MR. FRANK L., JR., FRANKLIN, — Mr. & 
Mrs. Horace T. Nolen, Franklin. 

HERBERT, MR. J. M., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. John 
S. Mpuntney, Asheville. 

HOLLINGSWORTH, MR. JOHN, TUCSON, ARIZ. — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

JONES, MRS. ALMONTE, ARLINGTON, VA. — Mrs. 
Forrest Gardner, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Streetman, Mr. & 
Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Hendersonville. 

JONES, MRS. JULIA MOORE, HENDERSONVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Miss Ashleigh Woerner, 
Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. 
Vernon J. Johnson, Dr. Corbin 0. Williams, Mr. & 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mrs. Joe O. Peterson, Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Miss Vinnie L. 
Black, Mrs. Barbara C, Sims, Mrs. Forrest Gardner, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Usher, Mrs. L. B McDonald, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Childs, 
Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Corriher, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stone- 
cipher, Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of First Church, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Litchfield Huie, Warsaw, 
N. C. Miss Margaret M. Gash, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. 
Rowena H. Summey, Brevard. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock. Mrs. Paul J. Coleman, Reidsville, N. C. 

KALE, MR. EDGAR LOCKE, DALLAS, TEX. — Miss 
Laura Cline, Asheville. 

LAUGHRIDGE, MRS. J. F., ASHEVILLE — Miss Laura 
Cline, Miss Elsie Cline, Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. 
Hunter, Asheville. 

LERILLE, MR. ROLAND, WESTWEGO, LA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

LESTER, MRS. J. J., ATTAPULGUS, GA. — Mrs. G. 
W. Galloway, Brevard. 

LONG, MR. THOMAS L, ASHEVILLE — Mr. Frank T. 
Quinlan, Asheville. 

LYERLY, MR. J. R., SR., CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Robinson, 
Candler. 

McCALL, MRS. LELA, BREVARD — Mrs. Bernice Sen- 
telle, Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Sentelle, Clyde. 

McLEOD, MR. J. F., SR., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 

& Mrs. Henry M. Stewart, Atlanta, Ga. 
McMURRAY, MR. WILLIAM H., SR., SWANNANOA — 

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Brandon, Black Mountain. 
MORRISON, MRS. THEODORE, SR., ASHEVILLE — 

Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, Asheville. 
MOSS, MR. C. PAUL, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Elber 
H. Gabel, Schenectady, N. Y. Mr. Frank T. Quinlan, 



Asheville. 

MOSS, MRS. JESSIE — Mrs. Alice G. McDowell, 
Women's Bible Class of Weaverville Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. 

NESS, MRS. MARY M., HENDERSONVILLE — Grimes- 
dale Home Association, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. T. R. 
Stevens, Bill & Chris Neisel, Catherine F. Scott, Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles Prestridge, Imogene R. Moench, 
Mr. & Mrs. George N. Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. Theo 
F. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. John M. Griswold. Mr. & Mrs. 
Marsden Grubb, Margaret Anne Stephens, Mr. & 
Mrs. William J. Neisel, Hendersonville. 

ORR, MISS NANNY SUE, HENDERSONVILLE — Mrs. J. 
R. Sandifer, Hendersonvlle. 

OWENS, MR. JOEY, MURPHY — Mrs. Tom Gray, Bill 
& Nancy Gray, Hayesville. 

PENLAND, MR. T. GOODRICH, MORRISTOWN, TENN. 

— Mrs. Carl Sawyer, Miss Martha Lee Sawyer, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sluder, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. 
William J, Christopher, Asheville. 

PEYTON, MRS. FLORA, ASHEVILLE — Miss Sara Go- 
forth, Asheville. 
PITMON, MR. EARL, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 

E. Lamb, Mrs. Milton A. Sullivan, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. R. F. Clodfelter, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

PRICE, MR. DOUGLAS. CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Canton. 
RICHARDSON, MR. G. GRAY, HENDERSONVILLE — 

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Gregg, The Harberson's, 

Hendersonville. 
RICHMOND, MRS. HELEN, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 

Leonard R. Orders, Jr., Asheville. 
ROBERTS, MRS. E. S., ASHEVILLE — - Mrs. Christine 

H. Glenn, Asheville. 
ROBERTS, MRS. MABEL, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. J. Austin 

Emory, Asheville. 
ROBINSON, MRS. BERNICE McCRACKEN, CANTON — 

Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Barefoot, Canton. 
SCARBOROUGH, MR. WILLIAM V., SOUTHPORT, N. 

C. — Mrs. Sarena W. Jackson, Knoxville, Tenn. 
SMITH, MRS. EDITH D., MILLVILLE, N. J. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Wyly G. Campbell, Hendersonville. 
TISON, MR. W. WALTER, TAMPA, FLA. — Mr. & 

Mrs. John A. Schweitzer, Asheville. 
TONEY, MRS. CHRISTINE, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. 
— Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 
USHER, MR. L. J., SAVANNAH, GA. — Mrs. Barbara 

C. Sims, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 

Flanagan, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat 

Rock. 
WILLIAMS. MRS. CAROLUS, HENDERSONVILLE — 

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
WILSON, MR. JOHN, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. J. O. 

Angel, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Gooch, Mr. & Mrs. James 

H, Dillard, Mrs. Pearl C. Wright, Dr. & Mrs. M. E. 

Hoffman, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh E. Lamb, Mr. & Mrs. John 

K. Blair, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. R. P. Scrivner, Bob 

and Doris, Orlando, Fla. Mrs. 0. B. Wilson, Britt, 

Iowa. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lofquist, Greenville, N. C. 

Mrs. Howard W. Robey, Louisville, Ky. Mrs. W. C. 

Farley, Sofford, Ariz. Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Campbell, 

Jr., Mrs. C. E. Campbell, Jacksonville, Fla. 
WITT, MR. MAX C, BRYSON CITY — Mr. & Mrs. 0. 

F. Plitt, Mr. & Mrs. P. R, Bennett, Mr. & Mrs._ Horace 
DeHart, Mr. & Mrs. Phil Brintnall, Mrs. Lois B. 
Close, Dr. & Mrs. H. L. Bacon, Adult Class of The 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Ellen Hyams, Sara H. 
Robinson Family, Bryson City. Mr. & Mrs. T. A. 
Brawley, Mr. & Mrs. Frell M. Owl, Mrs. H. N. Robert- 
son, Cherokee. 

WOLFE, MRS. KATHERINE, SWANNANOA — Miss 

Helene Nichols, Richmond, Va. 
WOODWARD, MISS JOSEPHINE, BLACK MOUNTAIN 

— Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, Mrs. J. O. Wil- 
liams, Black Mountain. 



PRESBYTERY TO MEET 
AT MILLS RIVER 

The Fall meeting of Asheville Presby- 
tery is to be held Tuesday, October 10 
at the Mills River Presbyterian Church. 
Registration begins at 9 o'clock and the 
meeting will actually get under way at 
9:30. 

The Moderator o£ Presbytery is the 
Rev. Thomas E. Cook, pastor of the 
Oak Forest Church. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



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Addr 



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jress 



Donor's Name- 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Address . __. 

Fill in ALL blanl<s and make cliecl<s payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Ashevilie, N. C. 

{Acknoiuledgement cards u'ill be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



BLACK MOUNTAIN From Page One 

1914. 

In 1919 an addition was added to the 
rear of the building, providing class- 
rooms on the upper and lower floors. In 
1920 the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church reached self-support, a happy day 
for the little group of Christians, who, 
through faith, and self-denial, had built 
upon a firm foundation. 

For nineteen years the addition was 
sufficient, but with continuous growth, 
more space was needed, so in 1948-49, un- 
der the leadership of the officers and 
the pastor, Rev. Walter Styles, class- 
rooms, restrooms, pastor's study, and 
kitchen were added at a cost of |12,500. 

Plans began in 1954 to build a new 
church and property was purchased im- 
mediately adjoining the old property; 
and on March 30, 1958, the opening ser- 
vice was held in the new church with 
the Rev. William R. Klein as pastor. In 
1968 the Betts' property on the other 
side of the old church building was ac- 
quired for a proposed new Educational 
Building. Plans have been drawn and a 
fund established for this building. 

The old church building has been 
completely renovated, after many hours 
of hard work by the congregation, into 
an attractive, functional Educational 
Building which is being used for many 
types of meetings. This work was com- 
pleted in 1971. 

Over the years the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church has sponsored two 
other churches. In 1922 the little "tree" 
began to send out branches; a Sunday 
School outpost was begun in the Lakey 
Gap area under the Misses Lyde and 
Anne Wilson. This is now the Lakey 
Gap Presbyterian Church organized in 
1956. In 1922 Mr. and Mrs. William C. 
Greene and Mrs. W. J. Hooker began a 
Sunday School outpost in the Kerlee j 
Heights area. This has since become the 
Kerlee Heights Baptist Church. 

The church is blessed with a number 
of retired ministers, their wives, widows \ 
of ministers, and former missionaries, as ; 
well as men who have served as officers 
in the vai-ious agencies of the Presby- 
terian Church, U. S. These talented and 
experienced church leaders are a great 
asset to the church's program. 

In addition to the regular church 
program, with the Rev. Richard G. She- 
lor as pastor, the church employs a sum- 
mer youth worker, provides a Kinder- 
garten Day School and Play School; pro- 
motes the "under-shepherd" plan with : 
fourteen area leaders; sponsors a Lay | 
Ministry team which is conducting reg- j 
ular services at the Juvenile Evaluation { 
Center; has a Dial-A-Devotion telephone 
ministry; sponsors Scout groups, con- 
ducts a monthly radio ministry; gives ,j 
partial support to a missionary, Rev. h 
Donald Williams; and is in the process 
of organizing small groups for evange- 
Jism, Christian action, and Bible study. 




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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



October, 1972 

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at the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
age paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Riiv. B. HovT Evans, D.D., Editor 

40 Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendv, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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Vol. LXIII 



October, 1972 



No. 10 



NEW BOARD ELECTED FOR 

MONTREATANDERSON 

COLLEGE 

The Board of Directors of the Moun- 
tain Retreat Association met October 
20, 21 to effect the most significant 
change in the management of Mon- 
treat-Anderson College since it was 
founded. For the first time since the Col- 
lege was established, a separate self-per- 
petuating board of trustees was created. 

The new 30 member board, six of 
which come from the Presbyterian court 
of Asheville Presbytery, will now man- 
age the affairs of the College separately 
from the Mountain Retreat Associa- 
tion. 

There is a significant change since the 
college board will no longer be nomi- 
nated by the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church. In the future, ap- 
pointments to the college board will be 
approved by the directors of the Moun- 
tain Retreat Association or its successor 
and by Asheville Presbytery. President 
Silas M. Vaughn will continue to head 
both the College and the Association. 




WEST ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



An excerpt from a copy of MINUTES 
OF ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 1916- 
1917 dated Asheville, N. C, Sept. 12th, 
1916. gives the following information: 

"The Presbytery of Asheville met in 
the Study of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, at 3:30 P.M." Part 
of the business of this meeting was the 
appointment of the following Commis- 
sion to organize a Church at West Ashe- 
ville and to ordain Licentiate H. G. 
Bedinger as an Evangelist: Ministers R. 
F. Campbell, R. P. Smith, A. M. Mc- 
Lauchlin and E. L. Siler, Elders E. E. 
White and D. S. Watson. 

The time set for this Service was Oc- 
tober 29th, 1916, at 3:00 P.M. Rev. E. 
L. Siler to preach the sermon and Rev. 
R. P. Smith to charge the Evangelist. 
The text of the sermon preached by the 
Rev. E. L. Siler on the Sunday after- 
noon, October 29, 1916, was Matthew 
25:21 "Well done thou good and faith- 
ful servant." 

There were 41 charter members of the 
new Church. 

The first Session was composed of El- 
ders W. H. White, C. L. Kiser and W. 
T. Snyder. The first Board of Deacons 
were A. R. Adams, R. P. Potts and J. Z. 
Russell. 



A Sunday School had been organized 
in the fall of 1913 by the Rev. P. P. 
Winn, a retired Presbyterian Minister. 
The first Sunday School Superintendent 
was Mr. E. J. Griset. The Sunday School 
was first held in the upper room of a 
store on Haywood Road near the end 
of the old street car line. 

In 1914 the first Ladies Aid Society 
was formed and regular monthly meet- 
ings were established. The organization 
was changed to the Woman's Auxiliary 
in 1925 and to the Women of the Church 
in 1948. 

In 1916, Dr. Winn left for home mis- 
sion work and after October 29, 1916 
Mr. Bedinger began his service for the 
new church. With the supervision and 
guidance of Dr. Robert P. Smith, the 
property of the church was obtained 
and a temporary building was erected. 
In 1917 Mr. Bedinger entered the U. S. 
Array as a chaplain leaving the church 
without a minister. 

In June, 1918, the Rev. Paul N. Gres- 
ham became pastor, accepting his first 
charge. The same year, challenged by a 
$10,000 gift from the First Presbyterian 
Church, the congregation launched a 
building fund campaign. Also aided by 
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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black MouNTArN, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. hoyt Evans, Treasurer^ Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

40 Church Street, asheville. N. C. r.F.D. 1. Black mountain, n. c. 

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October, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECOND V. P. — Walter Nelson, Ar- 
den, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Samuel Thielman, 
Montreat 

VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Ellen Branberg, 
Asheville First 

REGISTRAR — Valerie Owen, West- 
minster 

HISTORIAN — Ellen Evans, Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 
Asheville First, — Pat Mastin, — 
West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 
Kenilworth. Danny McLean — West 
Asheville. Patsy Daniels — Montreat. 
Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 



PRESBYTERY RECEIVES 
REV. D. E. RENEGAR 

The Fall meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery was held at the Mills River 
Church on Tuesday, October 10. The 
service of" Communion was conducted 
by the host pastor, the Rev. James J. 
Therrell, and by the Rev. Thomas L. 
Musselman. The Rev. Thomas E. Cook 
served as Moderator. 

After having approved his examina- 
tion, Presbytery received the Rev. D. 
Edward Renegar from Holston Pres- 
bytery and appointed a commission to 
install him as pastor of the Bryson City 
Church on October 22. The Rev. Mr. 
Renegar had resigned his position as 
Superintendent of Grandfather Home 
for Children at Banner Elk, N. C. to 
accept the call of the Bryson City 
Church. 

Presbytery approved the second read- 
ing of a proposal to make the Board of 
Trustees of the Presbyterian Home for 
Children self-perpetuating. Though the 
new plan of governance calls for the 
Board to elect successor trustees, they 
must be approved by Asheville Presby- 
tery before assuming office, and they 
must be Presbyterian ministers or mem- 
bers of Presbyterian churches. 

The Rev. David Parks was requested 
by the Moderator to report on the re- 
commendations and activities of the 
Synod "B" Boundary Committee. Pres- 
bytery was asked to indicate its 
preference between two proposals being 
considered by the committee, one which 
would add seven counties to the present 
Asheville Presbytery and one which 
would add McDowell County only. The 
seven county proposal received 17 votes, 
and the McDowell proposal received 45 
votes. The Rev. Jeff Kesterson, also a 
member of the Synod "B" committee 
spoke in favor of requesting that Ashe- 
ville Presbytery's boundaries be left un- 
changed and that the three North Caro- 
lina counties presently in Holston Pres- 
bytery be assigned to Concord Presby- 
tery. This suggestion was tested against 
the McDowell County proposal and re- 
ceived a majority of 45 to 15. It was also 
tested against the seven county pro- 
posal and received a majority of 52 to 
11. It was agreed that this information 
should be conveyed to the Synod "B" 
committee when it next meets at Banner 
Elk on October 26. 



Banner Elk, N. C. The Synod "B" Boundary 
Committee meeting here on Thursday, Oct- 
ober 26, voted unanimously to recommend to 
Synod "B" regarding the presbytery boundary 
in the western part of North Carolina: "That 
the western boundary be drawn to follow the 
present boundary of Asheville Presbytery, and 
to include the counties of Mitchell, Avery, 
and Yancy within the existing Presbytery of 
Concord." 



CONSULTATION ON THE 
MINISTRY NOVEMBER 21, 22 

In response to a recommendation 
adopted by the 1972 General Assembly, 
Asheville Presbytery is planning a Con- 
sultation on the Ministry to be held at 
Assembly Inn in Montreat on Novem- 
ber 21, 22. 

All the ministers of the Presbytery and 
at least one key elder from each church 
are expected to attend. Participants will 
be studying a paper "To Enable the En- 
ablers" which is a summary of the find- 
ings of the Assembly-wide consultation 
which was held at Montreat in March 
of this year. The presbytery consulta- 
tions are asked to work toward recom- 
mendations to increase the effectiveness 
of the ministry. Some of the recom- 
mendations will be referred to the pres- 
byteries for local action, and others will 
be forwarded to the General Assembly. 

Leaders for the Asheville Presbytery 
Consultation will be the Rev. C. Grier 
Davis, the Rev. Robert S. Busey, the 
Rev. Archie L. McNair, Mr. William 
Stanley of Brevard, the Rev. John C. 
Neville, Jr., Mr. John Olofson of Black 
Mountain, the Rev. Richard A. Curnow, 
Dr. Horace Adams of Grace Covenant, 
the Rev. Hugh Eichelberger, Dr. William 
M. Nelson of Westminster, and the Rev. 
B. Hoyt Evans. 



SENIOR HIGH RALLY, 
NOV. 17-19 

Announcement has been made that the 
Fall Rally for Senior High Young Peo- 
ple in Asheville Presbytery will be held 
at the Young Life Windy Gap Camp, 
north of Weaverville, Friday afternoon 
through Sunday noon, November 17-19. 

The main speaker for the rally will 
be Fenton Morehead of West Palm 
Beach, Florida. Entertainment will again 
be provided by Gene Cotton, recording 
artist of Nashville, Tennessee. 

Total cost for the meeting will be 
$18.00 which should be sent with re- 
servation request to Valerie Owen, 68 
Pleasant Ridge Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28805. 



Reports were heard from the presi- 
dents of the three colleges which re- ■ 
ceive support from the Presbytery: Dr. 
Samuel R. Spencer of Davidson, Dr. 
Powell Eraser of King, and Mr. Silas 
Vaughn of Montreat-Anderson. 

Elder Wesley J. Potter of the West- 
minster Church was elected Moderator- 
nomir;ee, and Presbytery accepted the in- 
vitation of Montreat-Anderson College 
to hold the January 23, 1973 meeting at 
that institution. 



October. 1972 



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the THANKSGIVING offering! 

PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

FOR CHILDREN 
Black Mountain, N. C 



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October, 1972 i 



A Message From The Pastor To The Home 



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FOR THE 1971-72 year, The Presby- 
terian Home For Children cost $96,- 
522.00 to operate. That comes to slight- 
ly more than $264.44 per day! Put anoth- 
er way, it means. food, shelter, clothing, 
education (including elementary, high 
school, college and technical schools) , 
doctor bills and medicines, some rec- 
reation, and an inestimable tonnage of 
love and understanding came to about 
$4.72 per day for each child. 

Just under 50% of this was met by 
funds other than those gifts of Ashe- 
ville's member churches. 

This astounding economy of opera- 
tion was due in large measure to the 
love and devotion of a staff incredibly 
under authorized numbers, and, the fact 
that a House Mother's Salary is embar- 
rassingly modest for a day that begins 
at 5:30 A.M. and seldom ends before 
10:30 P.M.! 

The year before us holds some new 
challenges our faith can translate into 
new opportunities. God has sent us 
enough additional workers to bring the 
staff to full strength for the first time 
in five years! The Board has increased 
the House Mothers' salaries (a raise 
long overdue and given in faith that the 
Lord will provide) . And bound up in 
all of this is the inflation that affects 
all of us. It isn't possible to operate 
today on yesterday's prices. 

For the 1972-73 year, Asheville Pres- 
bytery voted to seek $57,985.00 in Be- 
nevolences for The Home toward meet- 
ing a budget that will call for $103,- 
510.00. The balance will have to be 
provided from some other channels. 

Essential to attaining that $57,985.00 
goal for presbytery's churches, is the an- 
nual Thanksgiving Offering for The 
Presbyterian Home for Children. This 
is an unequalized offering. Every pen- 
ny given by every Church of Presby- 
tery will apply to that goal. 

This year, the Board is asking for 
$25,000.00 of its annual budget from 
you and me in the Thanksgiving Offer- 
ing. You know what that amounts to? 
Only a very small $2.60 per member of 
each of the 37 churches of presbytery! 
That would give us $25,000.00 for The 
Home and just a mite more. 

Howsoever .... to be realistic .... 
we know that not all the 9,640 Presby- 
terians in our Presbytery can or will do 
their share. That number includes many 
who are infirm, more still who have 
their names on the church rolls but 
hardly ever give or participate, more 



still who have moved away, and many, 
many more who are not wage earners. 
There will be a substantial number in 
every church's roll book who either can- 
not or will not give their $2.60. That 
means that a fewer number will have 
to give a large share if we reach that 
$25,000.00 goal. 

Let me ask you to do this: ask God 
in prayer to enable you to give your part 
. . . and . . . enough more to make up 
for those who cannot or will not help. 
HE can do it through you. That means 
I'm asking you to ask the Lord to en- 
able your Thanksgiving Offering to be 
many times more than the minimum 
$2.60. Will you do that? Will you ask 
HIM? 

If you will, HE will. It's that simple 
.... easier than fallin' off a log! 

And just to prove I'm not foolin', 
I'm asking my flock. The Swannanoa 
Presbyterians .... who amount to less 
than 3% of the Presbyterians in our 
presbytery ... to ask the Lord to let us 
give 10% of the Thanksgiving Offering 
goal of $25,000,001 What's more I'm 
not afraid to ask them to do this. You 
know why? Because we've just been 
blessed from here to yonder and all 
around by having The Presbyterian 
Home for Children as a part of our 
Church Family. 

We've grown to recognize that these 
are HIS Children, and HIS Home be- 
comes ours by Christ's trust. We love 
them . . . and what's even more wonder- 
ful .. . they love us. 

The Home isn't just inanimate brick 
and mortar, property and assets, or 
liabilities and statistics. These children 
have become ours. These are children 
who laugh and play and who can some- 
how be very insecure at times and weep 
and despair. They give the greatest 
love anyone can give by trusting us to 
love them and assure them in their 
times of darkness as well as their sea- 
sons of joy. The Home is runny noses 
and skinned elbows, and mischief at 
times to try the patience of Job. The 
Home is the living miracles of child be- 
coming youth and youth becoming man 
and woman . . . seeking and being found 
by the love only God can give . . . Who 
is Emmanuel. 

God bless them . . . and you . . . and 
all of us ... as together we seek to ex- 
press our love in this Thanksgiving Of- 
fering for The Presbyterian Home For 
Children. 

The Children's Pastor 



"Our plan is to keep this a Home, just what it is now. The forty children here 
are known individually by their teachers and they get individual attention and 
training. The family circle, family worship, family greetings, etc., are maintained 
day by day." 

from Nov. 1910 Issue of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 



The whole "family" at the Home was 
saddened on October 6 by the death of 
one of our staunch friends. Mrs. Sara 
Smithson of the Westminster Church and 
a member of the Board of Trustees died 
unexpectedly at her home. In addition 
to her good work on the Board as chair- 
man of the House Committee, she had 
shown a keen interest for many years; 
providing clothes, jellies, and soliciting 
gifts for special projects. Our sympathy 
goes to her family. We will all miss her 
frequent visits and her friendship. 




Tony Robinson admiring one of the col- 
or Television sets presented to the 
Home by Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Smith of 
Weaverville. 

We have received a thrilling and un- 
expected gift from Mr. and Mrs. Ansel 
Smith of the Weaverville Church. They 
have presented to the Home the large 
color television set pictured above AND 
four additional eighteen inch color tele- 
vision sets for the living rooms of each 
of our four departments. Maybe you can 
imagine how excited our young people 
are. 

BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Receipts from the churches of Presby- 
tery for budgeted benevolences through 
October 6 amounted to $152,331.35. This 
figure is $35,168.32 less than the budget 
calls for to this point in the year. The 
deficit at the same time last year was 
$43,834.70. 

MEMORIAL from page six 

Taylor, Mr. Fred B. Merrill, Mr. & Mrs, Horace Neu- 
bert, The Manor Retirement Club, Tar Heel Book 
Club, Astieville. Mr. & Mrs. Robin B. Gray, Atlanta, 
Ga. Congressman and Mrs. Roy A. Taylor, Black Moun- 
tain. Mrs. Frank Harkey, Charlotte. Asheville Office, 
Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, N. C, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

WILSON, MR. NOAH, CHATTANOOGA, TENN. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Lee B. Nichols, Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Nichols, 
Andrews. 

WITT, MR. MAX, BRYSON CITY — The Cherokees, 
Mr. P. K. Ferree, Cherokee. Mr. & Mrs. P. 
8. Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon McHan, Bryson 
City. 

YOUNG, MR. ROBERT C. HENDERSON, N. C. — 
Rockwell-Ballew Unit No. 2, American Legion Auxili- 
ary, Asheville. 



WEST ASHEVILLE from page one 

the executive committee of home mis- 
sions, the new church was completed at 
a cost of $22,500 and the first services in 
it were held on June 18, 1922. This 
building is the main sanctuary of the 
church as it stands today. Over the en- 
suing years the church continued to 
grow. 

In 1929, Mr. Gresham resigned to take 
a church in Savannah, Ga. and the same 
year the Rev. Walter Creson became pas- 
tor. During these years, a manse was 
purchased on Vermont Avenue. In Oc- 
tober of 1936, after a period of failing 
health, Mr. Creson resigned. On Dec. 
15th of that year, the church was grieved 
to learn that he had passed away. 

However, the church continued to 
progress. The Rev. J. Clyde Plexico 
was called as pastor in 1936. Under his 
enthusiastic guidance, the first Sunday 
School addition behind the main sanc- 
tuary was constructed at a cost of 
$11,000. Over the years 1936 to 1940, 
an extensive renovation of the sanctuary 
was carried out. Mr. Plexico was an in- 
spiring leader of the congregation and 
maintained a very active program in the 
Church and Sunday School. Early in 
1948, Mr. Plexico resigned after 12 years 
as pastor. 

On March 25, 1949, the Rev. W. G. 
Thomas accepted a call to the church. 
He began his pastorate on April 17th 
of the same year. 

The church since then has made its 
greatest strides forward. The member- 
ship grew to exceed 540, the fruit from 
the 41 seeds planted on the church rolls 
in 1916. West Asheville Church moved in- 
to an ever increasingly active part in the 
work of Asheville Presbytery and Appa- 
lachia Synod, with Mr. Thomas serving 
as stated clerk of the Presbytery and al- 
so of the Synod. He was elected Mod- 
erator of the Synod for one term. He 
later became a trustee of Davidson Col- 
lege and of Union Theological Semi- 
nary. 

From its humble beginnings the 
church moved upward gaining strength 
from the early struggles, gaining faith 
through the years of the depression and 
two world wars. The church continued 
to grow in numbers which made it 
necessary to plan for another expansion 
program. Following a building fund 
campaign, that included the smallest 
children to the oldest members, the 
church, in faith, moved out in May 1956 
upon its greatest building venture. 
Ground was broken at that time on the 
new $75,000 educational plan. Six 
months later, on Nov. 4, 1956, the 
church entered the new building and 
passed yet another milestone in its his- 
tory. 

At a meeting of Presbytery, October 
12, 1965, Rev. Thomas was extended a 
call by Asheville Presbytery to become 
Executive Secretary of the Presbytery to 
succeed the Rev. R. E. McClure. Dr. 



Thomas desired to accept this call. Dur- 
ing a Congregational Meeting held Sun- 
day, October 31, 1965, the congregation 
concurred with Dr. Thomas' request. It 
was agreed that the pastoral relation- 
ship would be dissolved effective De- 
cember 31, 1965. 

The members of the church felt a 
great reluctance to have Dr. and Mrs. 
Thomas leave the West Asheville 
Church. The love and esteem of the 
members had grown for them during the 
years they had served the church so 
faithfully. 

The resignation of Dr. Thomas left 
the church without a pastor. The Ses- 
sion secured the services of a retired 
Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Howard 
H. Thompson of Montreat, N. C, as 
temporary minister. He served the 
church from December, 1965 through 
March 1966. 

Meanwhile, the Pulpit Committee 
was prayerfully searching for another 
minister for West Asheville Church. 
They felt, surely, that God led them to 
the Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson, then pastor 
of East Ridge Presbyterian Church, 
Chattanooga, Tenn. The Committee 
recommended that the church extend a 
call to Mr. Kesterson to become pastor 
of West Asheville Church. He accepted 
the call and an Installation Service was 
held in the church sanctuary on Sun- 
day, June 5, 1966. Several leading min- 
isters and elders of the Presbytery took 
part in the service. 

During 1966, the manse on Vermont 
Avenue was sold and the church pur- 
chased a new manse on Wendover Road 
in Malvern Hills. 

In a short time Mr. Kesterson had en- 
tered into his work as leader of the 
church and in to the hearts of the mem- 
bers as he ministered to the sick, the 
bereaved, and to those who needed his 
helping hand in a spiritual as well as a 
physical way. His interest and concern 
is not only for members of the church 
but for the community as well. He was 
active in helping to organize the Ashe- 
ville Buncombe Community Christian 
Ministry. West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church helps to support this cause in a 
very active way. He is also president 
of the Buncombe County Ministerial 
Fellowship. 

In 1967 the condition of the church 
sanctuary was in a state which needed 
immediate attention. Another building 
fund campaign was undertaken. Work 
on the sanctuary was begun in the fall 
of 1967 and completed in January, 1968. 
On Sunday, January 21, 1968, Special 
Worship Services in the beautiful re- 
modeled sanctuary were held. 

The church is thankful for all its 
blessings as it endeavors to be worthy 
of the text of that first sermon preached 
on October 29, 1916, "Well done thou 
good and faithful servant". 
Prepared by 
Mrs. June Conrad 
Church Historian 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October. 1972 



ilpmortal (gifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



BAILEY, DR. H. J., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
Higgins, Hendersonvllle. 

BANNER, MRS. MARY, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. E. L. 
Curtis, Mrs. Herschel Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
league, Weavervllle. 

BARNES, MRS. CHRISTABEL MacFADYEN, CANTON — 
Mrs. Corinne Wilson, Mrs. Hugh Sloan, Ida Jean 
Brown, Mrs. Thomas Lenoir Gwyn, Circle #3 Waynes- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. 
Gibson, Sr., Circle #1 Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. Oma Green, Mrs. Nora Swift Atkins, 
Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, Waynesville. June Scroggs, 
Mrs. Margaret H. Long, Circle #1 Canton Presoy- 
terian Church, Emma McNair Bible Class Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. 
& Mrs. William Milne, Mrs. Isaac T. Avery, Sr., Mary 
E. Gillis, Misses Louise & Virginia Slaughter, Mr. & 
Mrs.' George R. Robertson, Women of the Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. A. C. 
Vickers, Spartanburg, S. C. 

BROWN, MR. DERWOOD, SR., ASHEVILLE — Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

BRYSON, MR, HERSHALL, WAYNESVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

BUCHANAN, MR. HARRY H., CARY, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Claude H. Greene, Cary. 

BUCHANAN, MRS. REBECCA CATHEY, SYLVA — Mr. 
& Mrs. H. C. Williams, Hendersonvllle, Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred D. Hooper, Sylva. 

BULLOCK, MISS ANNIE BOYD, ROXBORO, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Fred J. Hutchinson, Roxboro, N. C. 

BURNS, MR. MARTIN JEFFERSON BURNS, VALDESE, 
N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. John H. Lyday, Hendersonvllle. 

CARROLL, MRS. MARION T., HENDERSONVILLE — 
Rachel S. Wood, The Business & Professional Wo- 
men's Club of Hendersonvllle, N. C, Mr. & Mrs, C. F. 
Stonecipher, Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Mrs. Laura J. Greene, Miss Maggie Good, Lila 
Ripley Barnwell Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Dr. & 
Mrs. T. K. Wendorff, Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Truesdale, 
Mrs. Fred J. Truesdale, Rancho Sante Fe, California, 
Mrs. Harold Bangs, Mrs. Lee Norton, Brevard. 
Gretchen Z. Brownlee, Massillon, Ohio. 

CARTER, MR. COLIN McRAE, BRYSON CITY. — Mr. 
& Mrs. P. R. Bennett, Bryson City. 

CHOATE, MRS. A. C, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Ed- 
ward G. Roberts, Mrs. J. Austin Emory, Asheville. 

COWARD, MRS. LOUISA A., COWARD, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Philip Thibodeau, Hendersonville. 

COXHEAD, MISS MARY LOUISE, ST. PETERSBURG, 
FLA. — Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harding, Sylva, 

CULPEPPER, MR. HARVEY, JR., WAYNESVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. Howard Smathers, Canton, Mr. & Mrs. J. C, 
Fortune, Candler. 

DeFRIECE, MR. FRANK W., SR., BRISTOL, TENN. — 
Mr. & Mrs, T. D. Hunter, Jr., Hendersonville. 

EARLEY, MISS ADELE, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs., R. W. 
Foster, Canton. Mr. Ray Wheeler, Plymouth, N. C. 

EDWARDS, MR. FRANK O. JR. — Ladies Bible Class 
of The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville, Mr. & 
Mrs. Albert Tweed, Sr., & Ada, Mr. & Mrs. Rickie 
Morrow, The Graham Price Family, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Albert Tweed Jr., Candler. 

ELLIOTT, MRS, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, 
Weaverville. 

ENGLISH, MR. CLAUDE, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs, Fred Higgins, Hendersonville, 

FISHER, MR. JULIUS, ASHEVILLE — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs, Waldo 
Lanning, Asheville. 

FRAZIER, MR. JAMES, HENDERSONVILLE — Dr. & 
Mrs. J. P. Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

GANTZ, MRS. HAZEL, CRESTON, OHIO — Helen Saw- 
yer Bible Class of Kenilworth Church, Mrs. J. D, 
Watkins, Asheville. 

GILLIS, MR, NORMAN, WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — 
Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

GRUBB, MR. MARSDON, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Enock Dyrness, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Usher, Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville, Mr. Henry Ness, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth G, 
Wolf, Mr. & Mrs, William J. Neisel, Mr, & Mrs, O. 
B, Crowell, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mrs, I, 
H, Pearce & Miss Maggie Good, Hendersonville. 
Ms. Doris A, Juhlin, Brooklyn, Ohio, 

HAWKINS, MR. CHARLES BRUCE, CLYDE — Mrs. P. 
S. Ferguson, Bryson City. 



HERBERT, MR. JAMES M. SR., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 
Mis. Aloert J. Margett, Asheville. The Blackman 
Family, Newport News, Virginia. 

HUGHEY, TERRY DEAN, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Ruth 
Stone, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry McMillan and Family, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. T. Edmonston, Mrs. B. W. Haggard, Mr. & 
Mrs, Frank Kasey, Seventh and Eighth Grades of 
Charles C, Bell Elementary School, Office of In- 
formation Services of Highland Hospital, Mr, & Mrs, 
Ted W. Brown, Michael and Brenda, Mr. & Mrs, 
Homer C, Burleson, Mr, & Mrs. Noah Bradley, A.C. Rey- 
nolds High School, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Lominac. Mr, 
& Mrs, Ernst Tanner, Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Sawyer, 
Mr. & Mrs. William T. Garrison and David, Sandra 
Lynn Price, Edith R. Dockery, Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. 
Bias, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hodgens, Mr. & Mrs. R. A. 
Armstrong, Mrs. Lucy Norton, Mrs. Kate C. Reed, 
James F, Mason, Mr. & Mrs. Henry V. Bias, Mrs, 
Ethel Parker, Mr, & Mrs, Bill Shope, Asheville, Mr. & 
Mrs. Danny Johnson, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs, Odell 
Poison & Family, Columbia, S. C. Office of General 
Mechanics, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 
Mechanical Department Supervision, E. I. du Pont 
de Nemours & Company, Brevard, Mr, & Mrs. James 
W, Cordell, Penrose, Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Scott, Miami, 
Fla, CTS of Asheville Second Shift, CTS of Asheville, 
Inc, CTS of Asheville, Inc., Sub-Assembly Depart- 
ment, Local 185 lUE-AFL-CIO, CTS of Asheville, 
Mrs. Hughey's Co-Workers in the 53 Department ai 
CTS of Asheville, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Floyd B, Conner, 
Skyland. Mr. & Mrs. James B. Chandler, Henderson- 
ville. Linda Marie Glasco, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. Don- 
ald C, McKenzie, Black Mountain. Mr. Homer C. 
Cox, Jr., Pisgah Forest. Mrs. Henry Walter, Hartwell, 
Ga. Irma Robertson, Canon, Georgia. Prescot't's 
Garage & Groves, Orlando, Fla. Mr. & Mrs, Edward 
L, Harris, Jr., China Lake, Calif., Mrs, Emery Geisler, 
Nora Springs, Iowa. 

HUNTER, MRS. CHARLES R., ASHEVILLE — Mrs. 
Richard L. Rea, Miss Augusta L. Barnett, Mrs. Jane 
Martin, Mr. & Mrs. G. E. O'Neal, Ruth I. Brown, 
Mr, & Mrs, Hiiliard F. Kirby, Mrs. H. H, Hix, Mr, 
& Mrs, Kenneth G. Dacy, Mrs. F. W. Poindexter, 
Mrs. Frank J. Lhota, Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Coffey, Mrs, 
Frances Grayson Miller, Mrs. Mary R. White, Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mrs. W. A. Bostic, Jr., Mr. 
H. H, Bowen, Mr. R. F. Hodges, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 
Mauney, Mrs. Hazel J. Ford and Mr. Jack L. 
Quakenbush, Mrs. J. R. Johnson, Mrs. J. A. Marshall, 
Mr, & Mrs. Richard P. Hendon, Mr. & Mrs. A, R, 
Morris, Frank R. Glass, Sr., Mrs. Alice A. Carter, 
Mrs. Starr A, Sutherland, Women of Kenilworth Presay- 
terian Church, Asheville, Mrs. R. L. Martin, Mrs. Luke 
French, Mr. R. B. Arthur, Jr., Mrs. Delia B. Arthur, 
Greensboro, Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Austin, Jr., Swan- 
nanoa. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Straus, Miami Beach, 
Fla, Mr. & Mrs. Richard S, Carter, Hollywood, Florida, 

HUTCHINSON, MRS. ROXIE WILLIAMS, HENDERSON- 
VILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, Hazelwood, 

HYDER, MR. W. KNOX, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs, John H, Lyday, Hendersonville. 

JONES, MRS, JULIA M., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs, S. C. Falvo, Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville. 
Mr, & Mrs. Larry McKay, Fla tRock, Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
Horton, Kershaw, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson, 
Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Fortenberry, Ashe- 
ville. 

JOYNER, MR. MARVIN, ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Alma Bur- 
gess and Rock Burgess, Mr. & Mrs. A, L. Cauble, 
Mrs, Milton A. Sullivan, Officers & Employees of 
Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., Mrs. Edith A. Nihiean, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Sam K. Greenwood, Frank- 
lin. 

JUSTICE, MR. LOWERY, CANTON — Mrs. L, M. West, 
Canton, Women of The Bethel Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville. 

KENNEDY, MRS. GEORGIA, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs, F. Donoho, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, 
Circle #1 of the Presbyterian Church of Weaver- 
ville, Weaverville. 

LAWING, MR, CECIL H., ASHEVILLE — Milne Main- 
tenance Service, Canton. 

LEFFEL, MRS. CLARE, ASHEVILLE — Miss Dorothy 
Kiser, Asheville. 

MARTINEZ, MR, JUAN E., HUATABAMPO, SONORA, 
MEXICO — Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hender- 
sonville. 

MacGREGOR, MR. DONALD PETER, HIGHLANDS — 
Women of the First Presbyterian Church, Highlands. 

McCLURE, MR. NED P., CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. Cedric 
A. Stone, Asheville. 

McELHANNON, MISS BERNICE, WAYNESVILLE — Mrs, 
Ethel C. Sloan, Ida Jean Brown, Circle #1 of the 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, The Bob Hall 
Sunday School Class of the Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs, Grace A. Stamey, Waynesville. 

MclLWAINE, MR. CHARLES, JACKSON, MISS. — Lakey 
Gap Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. John Bedding- 
field, Black Mountain. 



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McKINNA, MRS. DOLLIE, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mis. John H. Lyday, Hendersonville. 

McLEOD, MR. JOHN, SR,, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs, H. B. Schwaloach, Louisville, Ky. Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Higgins, Heridersonville. 

McWILLIAMS, MR. CHARLES, OCRACOKE, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs, William A. Allison, Black Mountain. 

MEADE, MRS. ERNEST V., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus M. Devlin & Family, Asheville. 

MORHOW, MR. RALPH, FAIRVIEW — Mr. & Mrs. Ar- 
thur Painter, Sylva. 

MOaS, MR. PAUL, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Law- 
rence B. Wales, Marolehead, Mass. 

NANNEY, MRS. LOLA L, ASHEVILLE — Mary E. Gil- 
lis, Canton. 

NESS, MRS. MARY M., HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. Peter Neisel, Margaret & Fred Baithrow, Carl 
& Joyce Berlew, Carl and Mary Lou Biathrow, Ken- 
neth & Jacqueline Biathrow, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Hol- 
gren, Mr. & Mrs. Bennett Riefenstahl, Mr. & Mrs. 
Kenneth G. Wolf, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. George 
Reichgott, Stewart Manor, N. Y. 

NEWMAN, MR. CURTIS, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 

NOBLETT, MR. CARL H., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
hied Higgins, Hendersonville. 

PAGE, DIXON, COLUMBIA, S. C. — Mrs. W, B. Ed- 
wards, Mrs. C. L. Price, and Miss Vera Price, 

PAXTON, MRS. MARY HOGAN, WAYNESVILLE — 
Mr. & Mrs, Joe F. Cathey, Mrs. Martha C. Furness, 
Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Mary E. Gillis, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. W. Foster, Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Women 
of the Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. H. Hargette, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 
Furness, Jr., Enka. Mrs. J. V. Hipps, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Davis, Asheville. Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Hender- 
sonville. Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Greenwood, Black 
Mountain. 

PECK, MRS. HELEN, ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
E, Smith, Hendersonville. 

PENLAND, MR. T. G., MORRISTOWN, TENN. — Ivy 
Park Presbyterian Church, Weaverville, 

PITKIN, MR, WILLIAM, TRYON, N. C. — Ellis & Millie 
Vaught, Swannanoa. 

RALPH, MISS KATHRYN, PRINCETON, ILL. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonvllle, 

RENSHAW, MRS. BESSIE, STATESVILLE — Mrs. Joe 
0. Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. & 
Mrs, L. A. Gossett, Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

RICHARDSON, MR. G. C, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs, O, B. Crowell, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

ROBERTS, MRS. E. S„ ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Roy E. 
Swartzberg, Dunwoody, Ga. 

RONDEL, MR. M. E., BLACK MOUNTAIN — Mr. & Mrs. 

A. F. Tyson, Jr., Black Mountain. 

ROPER, MRS. L. K., HENDERSONVILLE — Lydia and 
Mildred Reese, Hendersonville 

SHELOR, MRS. ELIZA PARKE, BLACK MOUNTAIN — 
Women of the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Jackson- 
ville, Fla. 

SHIPMAN, MRS. EMILY KING, ZIRCONIA, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Ward, Cindy and Ginny, Hender- 
sonville. 

SLAGLE, MR. A. B., FRANKLIN, N. C. — Mr, & Mrs. 
Horace T. Nolen, Mrs. Leila Gibson, Franklin. 

SMATHERS, MR., CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Foster, 
CANTON. 

SMITH, MR. C. RAYMOND, HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. 
& Mrs. Asbury D. Hoke, Rock Hill, S. C, 

SMITHSON, MRS. SARA A., ASHEVILLE — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph T. Edmonston, Mrs, Lula Mae Douglas, Mr. 
& Mrs. Paul M. Jones, Mrs. Mary A. Kearley, Mar- 
garet S. Sicha, Margo Sicha Keck, Mr. & Mrs. Hol- 
lis F. Sprinkle, Miss Ruth Davis, Mr. & Mrs. F. B. 
Short, Miss Margaret Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. T. E. 
Thomas, Mrs. George K. Patterson, Mary Pauline 
Jones, Mr. & Mrs. 8. W. Huddleston, Dr. & Mrs. 

B. Hoyt Evans, Miss Rosa Low, Dr. & Mrs. R. E. 
McClure, Lauretta Head, Mrs. Clifford Sollows, Mr. 
& Mrs, George D. Robertson, Mrs. May A. Dunn, 
Mr. & Mrs. Branson Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. 
Merrill, Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Douglas, Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence N. Suttle, Mrs. J. W. Marett, Mrs. Frances 
W, Cuthrell, Mr. & Mrs. Furman J. Owenby, Mrs. 
Curtiss L. Waldrop, Miss Shirley Badger, Asheville. 
Mrs, T. V. Lusk, Board of Trustees of The Pres- 
byterian Home for Children, Mrs. Georgia L. Haynes, 
Children of The Presbyterian Home, Mrs. Margaret 
Hensley and Little Boys of The Presbyterian Home, 
Mr, & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 
Mr, & Mrs. R. B. Peters, III, Tarboro. Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Noland Parker, Aiken, S. C. Mrs. Fanny B. Whit- 
low, Cookeville, Tenn. Elizabeth Morrison, Washing- 
ton, D, C. Flora V. Stehens, Richmond, Va. Mr. & 
Mrs. T. L. Hall, Tuscon, Arizona. Mrs. Elizabeth M. 
McGeachy, Dunedin, Fla. Suzanne and Gene Kelly 
and Family, Huntington, N. Y. 

STUTMAN, MR. WALTER C, PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS 

— Katherine L. Gossett, Hendersonville, 
THOMAS, MRS, J. R., JESSUP, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. 

C. F. Stonecipher, Hendersonvllle. 

TISON, MR. W. WALTER, TAMPA, FLA. — Mrs. Arnofd 

C. Shaw, Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. Arnold C. Shaw, 

Jr., Tampa, Fla. 
TURPIN, MRS, LYDA, CANTON — Mr. & Mrs. William 

Milne, Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Foster, Canton. 
USHER, MR. L. J. LYONS, GA. — Mrs. Walter Pike, 

Dr. & Mrs. J. P. Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. O. 

B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Larry 

McKay, Flat Rock. 
WALSER, MRS. DONALD A., LEXINGTON, N, C, — 

Mr, & Mrs, K. B. Hysong Hendersonville. Col. (Ret.) 

& Mrs. Raymond F. Rudell, Jacksonville, N. C. 
WEST, MR. EDWIN, WEAVERVILLE — Mrs. Herschel 

Roberts, Weaverville. 
WILLIAMS, MRS. CAROLUS, HENDERSONVILLE — 

Mr. O. E. Hedge, Hendersonville. 
WILLIAMS, MRS. R. R., SR., FORT WORTH, TEXAS. 

— Mr. & Mrs. R. Newman Lockwood, Mr. & Mrs. C. 
Moore Lantz, Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Williams, Morris and Geld- 
ing, Attorneys, Miss Helen Taylor, Miss Elizabeth 

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PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



NOVEMBER, 1972 

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the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
age paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

RiLV. B. HoYT Evans, D.D., Editor 

40 Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
WEAVERVILLE 

The history o£ the Presbyterian con- 
gregation at Weaverville began in 1921. 
The pastor of the West Asheville 
Church, the Rev. Paul Gresham, re- 
sponded to the request of a small group 
of people at Weaverville, and began 
preaching for them on Sunday after- 
noons. That summer the West Ashe- 
ville Church allowed its summer worker, 
a student from Columbia Theological 
Seminary, to help with the work at 
Weaverville. The student's name was 
Henry Benson Dendy. 

The congregation was officially or- 
ganized by Asheville Presbytery in Sep- 
tember of 1921. Mr. Dendy returned to 
Columbia for his final year at the semi- 
nary, but agieed that he would take up 
the work formally following graduation 
the next spring. 

His final school year brought more 
than academic credit. Involved in a city 
mission assignment in Columbia, he 
found .a co-worker who would be his 
life partner. He and Miss Nellie Spann 
Marks were married on June 1, 1922 
by her pastor, the Rev. Wade H. Boggs. 

The young seminary graduate was 



examined for ordination by Asheville 
Presbytery on June 24 (a Saturday) , and 
a commission was authorized to ordain 
him the next day pending their approval 
of the sermon he was to preach at the 
Covenanter's Church (now Dillingham) . 
In his early years on the field the young 
pastor worked with both the established 
church at Dillingham and the newly 
organized congregation at Weaverville. 

Presbytery conferred on him special 
"evangelistic powers within the bounds 
of his field. North Buncombe." This 
particular wording might be considered 
prophetic because even today many 
Presbyterians and others in "his field" 
look on him as their spiritual overseer. 

As the Weaverville work developed it 
took more and more of Mr. Dendy's 
time, and in 1924 formal ties with the 
Dillingham Church were cut. From 
that time throughout the major part of 
his active ministry, however, he was 
regularly preaching at one or more of 
five North Buncombe churches (includ- 
ing Dillingham) . 

Even thouglr there were 12 charter 
members when the church was organized, 
only 10 were on the roll when the pastor 
and his wife came from Columbia. After 
he began regular services and visitation, 
attendance increased. A decision was 
made to build a tabernacle in which the 
congregation could meet at 11 A. M. 
each Sunday. The 32 X 48 foot frame 
building was constructed entirely by vol- 
unteer labor. This began a long and 
unique tradition of offerings of skills 
and effort by the members. A frame 
manse was built the same year on a lot 
just north of the church. 

The congregation's first elders were 
elected in 1922: George Hartfield, 
George Hussey, and J. Q. McLaurin. The 
first deacons were chosen in 1926: W. 
G. Burgin, V. K. Chambers, and V. P. 
Rogers. 

Also in 1926 the congregation voted 
to build a "more commodious" structure 
for worship. The membership began 
bringing native stones for the new build- 
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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black MouNTArN. N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. HoYT Evans, Treasurer Don C. McKENzrE. Superintendent 

40 CHURCH Street, asheville. N. C. r.F.D. 1. black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT Mrs. Harold Borchert, 

106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESiDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women'* Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECOND V. P. — Walter Nelson, Ar- 
den, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
Montreat 



Samuel Thielman, 



VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Ellen Branberg, 
Asheville First 



REGISTRAR 
minster 

HISTORIAN 
ster 



- Valerie Owen, West- 
Ellen Evans, Westmin- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 

Asheville Fir^t, Pat Mastin, 

West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 
Keniiw^orth. Danny McLean — West 
Asheville. Patsy Daniels — Montreat. 
Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mm. Charles Massey. 



NEW CONFESSION 
READY FOR STUDY 

After three years of intense study, 
writing and rewriting, a committee of 
the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. has 
completed a tentative draft of a p r o - 
posed new Confession of Faith for the 
denomination. 

While several brief statements of faith 
have been passed by General Assembly 
during the past 60 years, this, if adopted 
in 1975 as scheduled, would become the 
first full, official standard of faith of 
the denomination in more than 300 
years. 

The Westminster Confession, to which 
the PCUS subscribes, was written in 
1647. 

In 1969 the General Assembly set up 
an ad interim committee to prepare a 
new Confession of Faith. 

The new document is unique in many 
ways. 

It is written in poetry style. 

It is brief — only 23 pages in its pres- 
ent form. 

It is in "plain English," with accent 
on clarity for laymen and youth. 

Dr. Albert C. Winn of Louisville, 
chairman of the committee, explains 
about the format and style: tightly-pack- 
ed paragraphs of long sentences are no 
lopger appropriate for 20th century read- 
ers. Although it is in simple English, it is 
the committee's hope the "beauty and 
depth have been maintained in the 
plainness." Although it is brief, the 
authors have sought "to touch the main 
points of the faith." 

One of the draft's distinctive features. 
Dr. Winn says, is "use of the biblical 
story as the framework." In most para- 
graphs, the story comes first and the 
confession follows. There are only nine 
chapters in the entire draft. 

"We trust those who are familiar with 
Scripture and the Reformed creeds will 
recognize its heavy dependence on both 
as well as its application to the new situa- 
tion in which God has placed us," the 
chairman remarked. 

A copy of the new draft, along with 
a three-page questionnaire and a cover 
letter from Dr. Winn has been mailed 
out to all ministers and clerks of Ses- 
sions. 

In his letter. Dr. Winn invites every 
Presbyterian "to enter into the confes- 
sional process." He encourages discus- 
sions of the proposed Confession "from 
all points of view" and urges the widest 
possible involvement of the whole 
Church in the study process. Comments, 
suggestions and the completed question- 
naire are to be sent to the General 
Council's research department in Atlanta 
by Dec. 15. Results will be tallied and 
returned to the committee for study. 

Extra copies of the draft may be or- 
dered from the Office of the General 
Assembly in Atlanta, at a cost of 25c 



SMALL CHURCH TASK FORCE 
HOLDS FIRST MEETING 

The first meeting of the recently-ap- 
pointed Task Force on Ministry to the 
Small Church held its first meeting in 
Atlanta on October 17-18. 

Special needs of small church minis- 
tries came to light in a study of the Ad 
Interim Committee on the Cliurch's use 
of Its Ordained Ministry that was pre- 
sented at the 112th General Assembly 
last June. The study pointed out that 
seventy per cent of the congregations in 
the Presbyterian Church U. S. have fewer 
than 250 members. As a result, the As- 
sembly directed the Board of National 
Ministries to organize a task force to de- 
termine the best means of undergirding 
small church ministries and to report 
back to the 113th Assembly in 1973. 

The Board of National Ministries 
named 15 persons to the Task Force. 
They include five lay persons, four pas- 
tors, one middle judicatory staffer and 
one staff person from each of five de- 
nominational boards and agencies. These 
include four women, three laymen, two 
Mexican Americans and two blacks. All 
have been involved in small churches. 

The Rev. Cas M. Robinson of the 
Board of National Ministries convened 
the meeting; and Ben Covington, a lay- 
man from Mebane, N. C, was elected 
chairman. 

One of the Task Force members is 
from Western North Carolina: the Rev. 
Ernest Wilson of Spruce Pine, N. C. who 
is Minister of Church Extension for Hols- 
ton Presbytery. 

PRESBYTERY MEN 
HEAR DR. BELL 

The Men of the Church of Asheville 
Presbytery held their traditional Fall 
Rally at the traditional location. The 
Presbyterian Home for Children. Ap- 
proximately 225 of them, a record or 
near record attendance, enjoyed the tra- 
ditional meal, barbequed chicken. 

Dr. L. Nelson Bell of Montreat, the 
Moderator of the General Assembly was 
the featured speaker. He was introduced 
by his long-time friend. Dr. H. B. Dendy. 
Dr. Bell stressed, the need of the per- 
sonal filling of the Holy Spirit. 

The meeting was presided over by 
Frank Huggins, Jr. of the Swannanoa 
Church who is president of the group. 

The Attendance Award was won by 
the Swannanoa Church. 



each, with payment accompanying the 
order to eliminate expense of billing 
and accounting. 



Sfovember, 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 



by The Superintendent 

The most recent physical improvement 
It the Home is the complete refurbishing 
3f the large parlor in the main building. 
^A^e have installed wood paneling, new 
drapes, new lamps, and a new trophy 
case. The appearance of the parlor is 
greatly improved making it more in 
keeping with the large color television 
set which was recently given to the 
Home. We wrote about that in Our 
Mountain Work last month. 

The work on the parlor has been done 
using money we have received "In Lieu 
of Flowers". It has occurred to us that 
many of our friends, might be interested 
in knowing just how many improve- 
ments have been made possible during 
past year through these funds. Many in- 
stitutions like ours have to call on their 
operating funds for basic repairs and 
improvements. We consider ourselves 
most fortunate to have the "In Lieu of 
Flowers" fund to cover such needs. Many 
people have commented favorably about 
the appearance of the Home. We are 
listing below the projects that have been 
financed this year from the Memorial 
Fund. We think it is quite impressive, 
and we want to say "thank you" again 
to all who have contributed to it. 

We bought a new bus. (The old one 
was sixteen years old.) 

The large parlor has been completely 
renovated. (New paneling, drapes, 
lamps, and trophy case.) 

Carpeting has been put down through- 
out the house. (This was supplemented 
by a very generous gift from an indivi- 
dual.) 

The little boys' department was re- 
novated. (New ceiling, new lighting fix- 
tures, paneling and painting.) 

New beds, dressers and work tables 
were purchased for the big boys' depart- 
ment. 

All the woodwork has been painted on 
the exterior of the main building. 

105 storm windows were installed on 
the main building. 

New entrance doors were installed on 
the main building. 

The dining room has been paneled. 



DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


Date 


Age 


17 Kathy Howard 


12 


17 Danney Smith 


8 


18 Kenny Allen 


17 


26 Bobby Ferguson 


17 


27 Jay Robinson 


13 



STEWARDSHIP LEADERS 
HEAR HAGGAI 

Ministers and stewardship leaders re- 
presenting approximately twenty of 
Asheville Presbytery's member churches 
gatliered at the S&W Cafeteria in Ashe- 
ville on October 16 and heard a stirring 
stewardship message by Dr. John Haggai 
of Evangelism International. 

The meeting was sponsored by Pres- 
bytery's Council and was presided over 
by the Rev. William Anderson of Can- 
ton, the Council's Chairman on Steward- 
ship Emphasis. 

WEAVERVILLE 

From Page One 
ing, and soon there was a huge pile 
next to the temporary tabernacle. Using 
a set of plans ordered by mail (later to 
be modified by an Asheville architect) , 
the men of the church began to build a 
house of worship. It became necessary 
to borrow ,$15,000 to purchase materials 
and furnishings. While many borrowers 
settled their debts during "depression 
years" for only a fraction of every dollar 
due, every penny of the Weaverville 
debt was paid in full. A dedication cere- 
mony was conducted on the second Sun- 
day in June 1937. The church became 
financially self-supporting that same 
year. 

Before the congregation was 10 years 
old the first of its sons offered his life 
for full time service in a church voca- 
tion. He was Merrell Keith who today 
is a pastor in Mecklenburg Presbytery. 
He is one of seven minister sons. 

Miss Blanche Sawyer became the first 
member of the church to volunteer for 
service as an overseas missionary. She 
served as a nurse in Congo (now Zaire) 
from 1939 to 1957. Six others later went 
into missionary service. 

Three additional buildings have been 
erected over the years, all of natural 
stone to match the sanctuary, and all 
using volunteer labor. The educational 
building was completed in 1941. A new 
manse replaced the original frame 
dwelling in 1950, and the fellowship 
building was completed in 1957. 

One of the contributions for which 
the Weaverville church is best known 
is connected with the date 1912. In 
that year its pastor joined other ministers 
and leaders in the denomination in be- 
ginning the Southern Presbyterian Jour- 
nal, an independent publication "de- 
voted to the statement, defense and prop- 
agation of the Gospel, the faith which 
was once for all delivered to the saints." 
Dr. Dendy was both editor and business 
manager until 1959 when a full time 
editor was employed. He has continued 
as managing editor to the present. 

The Weaverville church paid for its 
buildings, paid its operating expenses, 
and sent in its benevolent contributions 
regularly without ever holding a bazaar 



BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Contributions for Budgeted Benevol- 
ences received from the churches of 
Asheville Presbytery through Presbytery's 
Treasury through November 6, 1972 
have amounted to $167,177.72. The 
amount called for by the budget to this 
point in the year is $208,416.70, which 
means that we have a shortage of 
$41,238.98. At the same time in 1971 we 
were $48,829.43 below the budgeted 
figure, but the total budget was larger 
in tliat year. 

If the 1972 budget is to be met, con- 
tributions for the last two months of the 
year will have to total $82,922.28. The 
Thanksgiving and Joy Gift offerings 
will count toward this goal. 

or money-raising event in agreement with 
the denomination's position on steward- 
ship. The emphasis had always been 
on tithing. In recent years the church 
consistently sent more each year to 
ministries beyond its walls than it has 
spent on its own program. 

Few congregations go 45 years without 
ever electing a pulpit nominating com- 
mittee. The first one was named at 
Weaverville in 1966 in anticipation of 
Dr. Dendy's retirement. The name of 
one of the congregation's own sons was 
proposed after it was learned that he was 
resigning as a missionary to Korea. David 
L. Parks was unanimously called, and 
he and his family arrived in June 1967. 
Since then the church has continued 
to grow, its membership now having 
passed the 500 mark. 

Much of the material in this article, 
information and wording, has been 
taken from a pamphlet prepared by 
Mr. Arthur H. Matthews. 

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 
Date of filing: September 28, 1972 
Title of publication : Our Mountain Work 
Frequency of issues: Monthly — Except 
April and May combined. 
Location of known office of publication: 
Weaverville, Buncombe County, North 
Carolina. 

Location of the headquarters or general 
business offices of the publishers: 40 
Church Street, Asheville, North Carolina. 
Names and addresses of publisher, editor, 
and managing editor: Publisher: Asheville 
Presbytery, 4 Church Street, Asheville, 
North Carolina. Editor: B. Hoyt Evans, 40 
Church Street, Asheville, N. C. Managing 
Editor: H. B. Dendy, P. 0. Box 635, 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Owner: Asheville Presbytery, a non-profit 
religious organization. Known bondholders, 
mortgagees, and other security holders own- 
ing or holding 1 percent or more of total 
amount of bonds, mortgages or other securi- 
ties, none. 

Totar No. copies printed (net press run), 
average 3,950; last issue 3,950. Paid cir- 
culation: 1) Sales through dealers and car- 
riers, street vendors and counter sales, none. 
2) Mail subscriptions average 3,787. Free 
distribution by mail, carrier or other 
means: 1) Samples, complimentary and 
other free copies average 75. Total average 
distribution 3,862. I certify that the state- 
ments made above by me are correct and 
complete. 

— B. Hoyt Evans, Editor 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1972 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 



Abernethy, Mrs. Walter, Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. W. S. Harrison, Mrs. C. M. Morgan, 
Mr. Ben R. Walsh, Mr. & Mrs. Russell C. 
Parr, Mr. & Mrs. Will F. Russell, Mr. Tiieo- 
dore J. E. Umbeck, Kupples Club of First 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. Fred B. Merrill, 
Asheville. Mrs. W. George Thomas, EInora 
Abernethy, Susan Abernethy, Dorothy L. 
Abernethy, Charlotte. Mrs. R. L. Rea & Fam- 
ily, Orlando, Fla., Mr. & Mrs. B. L. Prince, 
Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh B. 
How/ell, Jr., Richardson, Texas. Broadview 
Bowlerettes, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Randolph, Morganton. 

Adams, Mr. Joel B., Asheville — Mrs. O. L. 
Arnold, Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, 
Asheville. 

Banner, ft/Irs. Mary, Asheville — Women of 
The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Beam, Mr. Forrest, Asheville — The L. R. 
Beam's, Asheville. 

Bennett, Mr. Charles A., Asheville — Margot 
and Gene Harpe, Waynesville. 

Bullock, Mrs. Pat James, Thomasville, Ga. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Busk, Miss Alpha, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Raymond E. Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Cabe, Mr. George R., Franklin — Morrison 
Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

Carroll, Mrs. Marion T., Hendersonville — Cir- 
cle #10, Women of First Presbyterian 
Church, Miss Elizabeth Randolph, Mrs. Ru- 
dolph Staton, Emma and Anne Sample, Mr. 
& Mrs. Raymond E. Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Carson, Mr. Glenn — Circle #7 of the Wea- 
verville Presbyterian Church. 

Chappell, Sr., Mrs. J. T., Candor, N. 0. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Bowers, Candler. 

ChoaSe, Mrs. May, Asheville — Mrs. Albert E 
Norville, Brevard. 

Cole, Mrs. W. H., Pinehurst, — The Tommy 
Seagraves, Waynesville. 

Cunningham, Mr. Carl P., Waynesville — Adult 
Sunday School Class No. 3, Franklin Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Deeds, Mrs. C. R., Hendersonville — Circle 
#4 of The First Presbyterian Church, Dr. & 
Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Mrs. Forrest Gard- 
ner, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Hendersonville. 

Denny, Mrs. Edith Wood, Boone, N. C. & 
Jacksonville, Fla. — Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

Edwards, Mr. Frank, Weaverville — Women of 
the Church of Weaverville Presbyterian 
Church. 

Elliott, Mr. Mack H., Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. E. Y. 
Marsh, Hendersonville. 

Fisher, Mr. Julius, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert P. Williams, Asheville. 

Garren, Mrs. Annie, Holland, Virginia — Wyly 
& Lois Campbell, Hendersonville. 

Gilreath, Mrs. Emily P. Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Grubb, Mr. Marsdon U., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Hansen, Robin, Conway, N. H. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Vernon J. Johnson, Hendersonville. 



Herbert, Mr. James M., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Holtzclaw, Mrs. Lyda — Women of the Pres- 
byterian Church, Miss Sue Willard Linds- 
ley, Waynesville. 

Honeycutt, Sr., Mr. Paul, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Albert Tweed and Ada, Mr. & Mrs. 
Rickie Morrow, Asheville. 

Huddleston, Mr. Sam, Asheville — Mrs. W. 
McC. Corkill, Asheville. 

Hughey, Terry Dean, Asheville — Randy and 
Susan Tatham, Mr. & Mrs. George K. Stew- 
art and Miss "Boots" Stewart, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. C. Hughey, Mrs. Maude S. Roberts, Ashe- 
ville. Tool Room Employees of CTS of 
Asheville, Inc., Skyland. Mr. & Mrs. R. F. 
Cooper, Jr., Jackson, Miss. E. I. du Pont 
de Nemours & Co., Inc., Brevard. 

Hunter, Mrs. Charles R., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John D. Parker, Mrs. Cora C. Wed- 
dle, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, The Vetust 
Study Club, Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Harrison, 
Mrs. George E. Dawson, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne 
N. Bramlett, Miss Miriam L. Hoch, Mr. & 
Mrs. Frank H. Keener, Mr. & Mrs. John F. 
Laughridge, Mrs. Jay J. Siens, Mr. & Mrs. 
Sidney A. Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. C. R. Bell, 
Dr. Richard C. Nailling, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 

B. Howell, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Philip C. Cocke, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Williams, Mr. Wil- 
liam B. Howard, Sr., Mrs. Roy E. Jones, 
Dr. & Mrs. Embree H. Blackard, Mr. & Mrs. 
D. S. Wescott, Asheville. Mrs. Charles C. 
Wimbish, Greensboro. Mr. & Mrs. Lemont 
Sansbury, Port Orange, Fla. Mr. Donald 
Montgomery, Fern Park, Fla. Mrs. Mina S. 
Beekman, Miami Beach, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. 
Philip Beekman, Forest Hills, N. Y. Mr. & 
Mrs. Hugh B. Howell, Jr., Richardson, Texas. 
Mr. & Mrs. William B. Howard, Jr., Morris- 
town, Tenn. Mr. John C. Tuten, Jackson- 
ville, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. A. O. Curl, Jr., Mr. & 
Mrs. W. T. O'Briout, Creedmore, N. C. Mrs. 
Eli;:abeth W. Isley, Durham. Woodlawn 
IVcimorial Park and Mausoleum, Orlando, 

r/' 

ria. 

Father of Mr. Austin A. James, Wallace, N. C. 

— Mr. & Mrs. Gary Flatow, Asheville. 
Johnson, Mr. Bennie, Canada — Mr. & Mrs. 

C. L. Frady, Black Mountain. 

Jones, Mr. F. F., Cullowhee — Mr. & Mrs. 

Jackson Dunn, Sylva. 
Jores, Mrs. Julia M., Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. Phillip A. Sellers, Hendersonville. 
Joyner, Mr. Marvin, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bobby Rice, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Neblett, Mr. 

& Mrs. Cecil L. Sykes, Tucker, Ga. 
Kellar, Mr. Robert M., Miami, Fla. — Major 

5 Mrs. Robert P. Kellar, Dayton, Ohio. 
Ketly, Mr. Philip J., Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Anne Sample, Hen- 
dersonville Merchants Association, Mrs. L. 

B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Raleigh, 
General & Mrs. John DeF. Barker, Kiwanis 
Club of Hendersonville, Inc., Henderson- 
ville Woman's Club, Hendersonvile. Miss 
Eizabeth Heitner, Little Falls, N. J. Mrs. 
John B. Terry, Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Hugh 

C. Campfield, West Palm Beach, Fla. 
Kennedy, Mrs. Georgia, Weaverville — Women 

of The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Leatherwood, Mr. Thurman, Bryson City — Mr. 

6 Mrs. C. A. Casada, Mr. & Mrs. Horace 
DeHart, Swain County Democratic Execu- 
tive Committee, Bryson City. Miss Lavinia 



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Simpson, Asheville. 

Legg, Mrs. Kaihryn, Asheville — Mrs. L. R. 
Beam, Asheville. 

Leggett, Mrs. J. A., Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Matthews, Mr. Howard D., Orlando, Fla. — 
Mr. Harry N. Matthews, Canton. 

Medford, Mrs. A. T., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack G. McCracken, Waynesville. 

Morton, Miss Elizabeth, Asheville — Mrs. Mary 
R. White, Asheville. 

Moss, Mr. C. Paul, Asheville — Mrs. John ' 
Cummins, Exeter, N. H. 

Mucci, Dr. L. A., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. H. L. 
Bacon, Bryson City. 

Ness, Mrs. Mary M., Hendersonville — Con- 
stance B. Knott, Hendersonville. 

Parris, Mr. Perron — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Ratcliffe,- 
Waynesville. 

Patterson, Sr., Mr. R. B. Littleton, N. 0. — 
Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. 
Foster, Circle #2 of The Canton Presby- 
terian Church, Canton. 

Paxton, Mary Hogan, Waynesville — Hannah 
Hogan, Roswell, Ga. 

Perry, Mr. Joe, Shelby — Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 
Mauney & Pat, Asheville. 

Ramsey, Dr. A. M., Marshall — Mr. & Mrs. 
P. E. Brintnall, Bryson City. 

Reisig, Mrs. Robert, Asheboro — Mrs. Hazel 
J. Ford and J. L. Quakenbush, Asheville. 
Mary E. Gillis, Canton. 

Renshaw, Mrs. Bessie, Statesville — Emma 
and Anne Sample, Rosalie Hassell & Fam- 
ily, Mrs. R. C. Sample, Hendersonville. 

Richardson, Mr. G. C, Hendersonville — Em- 
ma and Anne Sample, Hendersonville. 

Robinson, Mr. G. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert P. Williams, Asheville. 

Sisk, Mrs. Charles J., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. Mrs. C. R. 
Sumner, Chapel Hill. 

Smith, Miss Daisy V., Montgomery, Ala. — 
Miss Mary L. Ogden and Mrs. Charles 
Munch, Asheville. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville — Mrs. 
Eugene Taylor and Margaret Jean Taylor, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Henderson, Mr. & Mrs. R. 
D. Eskridge, Dietetic Service of VA Hospital, 
Board and Committee Members and Em- 
ployees of Oteen VA Hospital Federal Cre- 
dit Union, Miss Hannah B. Williams, Miss 
Florence Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Donald D. 
Roberts, Miss Janet Lucas, Mr. & Mrs. F. L. ,' 
Milton, Circle #4 of Westminster Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. Miss Mary Dunn, 
Hyattsville, Md. Mrs. Elizabeth Church, 
Clarksville, Ga. John P. Riley, Melrose, 
Mass. Congressman & Mrs. Roy A. Taylor, 
Black Mountain. Mrs. A. L. Stonesifer, Belle- 
air Bluffs, Fla. Miss Salijo Williams, Miami, 
Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Lee M. Terwilliger, Dix Hills, 
N. Y. Lt. Col. & Mrs. Harlan L. Bjork, Mem- 
phis, Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Charshee, 
Punta Gorda, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Jackson W. 
Taylor, Jr., Gastonia. Mary O. Pitt and Mrs. 
Ora Elva Pitt, Seal Beach, Calif. 

Swift, Mrs. Gilbert, Silver Spring, Maryland — 
Mrs. W. McC. Corkill, Asheville. 

Swift, Jr., Mrs. W. F., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ted Burns, Medford, Oregon. 

Teachey, Lynne Burks, Wilmington — Mrs. 
Walter Burgess, Black Mountain. 

Thomas, Mrs. Willie L. Morrison, Jessup, Ga. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Wall, Mr. Steve, New Orleans, La. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bolard More, Black Mountain. 

White, Mrs. J. W., Hendersonville — Misses 
Emma and Anne Sample, Hendersonville. 

Whittemore, Mrs. J. G., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Williams, Mrs. Robert R., Fort Worth Texas — 
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Dydek, San Antonio, 
Texas. Mrs. Frances E. Francisco, Mr. & 
Mrs. J. D. Robinson, Asheville. 

Willis, Mr. Wesley David, Fletcher — - E. I. du 
Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Brevard. 

Willmarth, Mrs. Maude, Kingston, Tenn. — Mr. 
& Mrs. R. J. Nillis, Hendersonville. 

Wise, Mr. Henry A., Craddockville, Va. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Early G. Lee, Asheville. 

Witt, Mr. Max, Bryson City — Swain County 
Youth Group, Bryson City, N. C. 

Wood, Mr. W. Harrill, Asheville — Mrs. Gladys 
Redwood Pollard, Mrs. Allen Williamson, 
Asheville. 




SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



DECEMBER. 1972 

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the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
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The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

40 Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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Vol. LXIII December. 1972 No. 12 

REMEMBER THE JOY GIFT 

The question is sometimes asked 
as to why the Joy Gift is needed 
since our denomination has the Min- 
isters Annuity Fund to provide re- 
tirement income for our ministers. 

The explanation is that some min- 
isters have not participated in the 
Annuity Fund, and the length and 
level of participation for others has 
earned an annuity which is greatly 
inadequate. A further complication 
is the continued rise in the cost of 
living. 

The basic fact is that there are re- 
tired ministers and families of oth- 
ers whose income is woefully inad- 
equate. The Joy Gift is the means 
of providing a richly deserved and 
much needed supplement. 

Be sure to make your gift, and 
make it generous! 




IVY PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



One of the earliest references to the 
Ivy Park Presbyterian Church appears in 
the November 1925 issue of Our Moun- 
tain Work. The article was written by 
the Rev. Fritz Rauchenberg, who was 
Home Mission Worker for Asheville 
Presbytery at that time, and described 
some work of the Rev. Walter K. Beaty 
who was pastor of the Dillingham 
Church. It is worded as follows: "Mr. 
Beaty is doing some outpost work near 
Democrat. He is hoping soon to report 
the organization of a Sunday School with 
a new church following." 

The hope for a new church mentioned 
by Mr. Rauchenberg soon became a re- 
ality. Minutes of a called meeting of 
Asheville Presbytery held in Asheville 
on December 18, 1925 states that "The 
petition from the residents of Ivy Town- 
ship relative to the organization of a 
Presbyterian Church was read, stating 
that they would give the lot for a church 
and furnish one half the amount of 
money to build the church, provided 
Presbytery would furnish the other half 
to complete the same. The Presbytery 
voted to grant the request for an or- 
ganization and to accept the proposition, 
and appointed a Commission to organize 
the church on Sunday afternoon, De- 
cember 20, 1925, viz: Rev. Fritz Rauchen- 
berg, Chairman, Rev. R. P. Smith, Rev. 



H. B. Dendy, Rev. W. K. Beaty and El- 
ders E. J. Griste, J. Q. McLauchlin; Al- 
ternate, George Hartfield." 

The April 13, 1926 minutes of Pres- 
bytery carry the report of the Commis- 
sion that the church was indeed or- 
ganized on December 20, 1925. Our 
Mountain Work for January 1926 gives 
further details. The service of organi- 
zation was conducted in the store of Mr. 
Lee Arrowood which stood near the site 
of the present church building on the 
Weaverville-Barnardsville highway about 
eight miles north of Weaverville. 

One charter member, Miss Nellie Ray, 
was received on profession of faith and 
was baptized by Dr. R. P. Smith. The 
other thirteen charter members were 
received by reaffirmation: Lee Arro- 
wood, Ed Carson, M. T. Arrowood, J. Z. 
Jarret, E. V. Webb, Zeb Smith, S". T. 
Ray, Dewey Smith, Dock Smithy W. L. 
Dillingham, Mrs. Attie Dillingham, Mrs. 
Lenora Webb, and Mrs. W. N. Moss. 

In other actions taken at the organi- 
zational meeting the Rev. W. K. Beaty 
was asked to serve the church as Stated 
Supply, the name "Ivy Park Presbyterian 
Church" was unanimovisly adopted, elec- 
tion of officers was deferred until a la- 
ter time, and the following building 

More On Page Two 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, superintendent 

40 Church street, asheville. n. c. r.f.d. I, black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 1972 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECOND V. P. — Walter Nelson, Ar- 
den, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 

Montreat 



— Samuel Thielman, 



VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
Asheville First 



Ellen Branberg, 



REGISTRAR 
minster 

HISTORIAN 

ster 



— Valerie Owen, West- 



Ellen Evans, Westmin- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 
Asheville First, — Pat Mastin, — 
West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 
Kenilw^orth. Danny McLean — West 
Asheville. Patsy Daniels — Montreat. 
Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Joseph 
Greer, The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail, 
Mrs. Charles Massey. 



ABCCM 

The General Assembly of the Ashe- 
ville Buncombe Community Christian 
Ministry has voted to make January the 
month for a $25,000.00 fund drive. 
ABCCM, located at 201 Broadway, is an 
organization supported by forty-two 
churches in the area and devoted to help- 
ing the county's needy residents. In the 
past three years since the ministry op- 
ened, hundreds of thousands of pounds 
of groceries have been given away, as 
well as many thousands of items of 
clothing and also household appliances 
and furniture. A transportation service 
is also provided so that many elderly 
and infirm people may receive the neces- 
sary medical assistance. 

The money raised through the drive 
will go toward paying the remaining $9,- 
000.00 owed on the ministry's building 
and also toward making necessary ex- 
pansions so that more deserving people 
may be assisted. Each member church 
will be encouraged to solicit $1.00 per 
member, and at the same time, staff and 
volunteers from the ministry will be 
making an effort to reach many of the 
civic organizations in the hope that the 
community at large may be made aware 
of the important ministry being under- 
taken, and become involved in the ex- 
panding work. 

ABCCM is a social concerns organiza- 
tion dedicated to providing help with an 
attitude of Christian concern and love. 
Any church not belonging and desiring 
to become a part of the ministry is urged 
to contact the staff at 252-2752. All in- 
dividual assistance will be greatly appre- 
ciated and will help toward furthering 
the goal of "making the Word flesh." 
The foregoing information is ap- 
pearing in various Asheville-Bun- 
combe denominational publications. 

IVY PARK PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

From Page One 
committee was elected: Lee Arrowood, 
S. T. Ray, Zeb Smith, W. L. Dillingham 
and J. Z. Jarret. 

A lot was provided in accordance with 
the proposal made to Presbytery and 
work was begun immediately on a house 
of worship. An article written by Mr. 
Beaty and appearing in the March 1926 
issue of Our Mountain Work states: 
"Work on the church building at Ivy 
Park is progressing nicely, but cold 
weather has hindered it somewhat. How- 
ever, we are expecting to hold our next 
services in it on the 3rd Sunday of this 
month. We are expecting great things 
to be accomplished at Ivy Park." 

During the same year another brief 
note in the presbytery paper revealed 
that the young church received a gift of 
an organ from the Caldwell Memorial 
Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N. C. 

Mr. Beaty continued as pastor at Dil- 
lingham (then called Covenanters) and 
Ivy Park until he was called to First 
Presbyterian Church, Mount Holly, N. 



MINISTERS AND ELDERS 

ATTEND CONSULTATION 

AT MONTREAT 

Twenty eight ministers and eight 
elders representing at least eighteen of 
Asheville Presbytery's churches partici- 
pated in an afternoon-evening-morning 
study of "the church's use of its ordained i 
ministry." 

The event was planned by a special 
committee appointed by Presbytery at 
the request of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work and in response 
to a recommendation adopted by the 
1972 General Assembly. The group 
gathered at Assembly Inn in Montreat 
on the afternoon of November 21, and 
continued their work until near noon 
the following day. 

Among matters discussed were these: 
the meaning and nature of ordination, 
supervision and care of candidates, 
ministerial remuneration, placement po- 
licies, continuing education for minis- 
ters, and ministerial morale and support 
systems. Some suggestions growing out 
of the discussions will be referred to 
Presbytery's Commission and others will 
be referred to Assembly's Ad Interim 
Committee on the Church's Use of Her I 
Ordained Ministry. 

C. in 1931. The two churches had sup- 
ply ministers in the years that followed, 
being served much of the time by the 
Rev. H. B. Dendy, pastor at Weaverville. 
In April 1939 the Rev. Ewell Nelson 
moved to Dillingham, and served both 
churches. He was followed in 1942 by 
the Rev. W. Hoyt Wakefield. Mr. Wake- 
field was succeeded in 1950 by the Rev. 
W. G. Somerville who was succeeded in 
1957 by the present minister, the Rev. 
Daniel E. Carlton. 

The Ivy Park Church has never grown 
to have as many members as was un- 
doubtedly hoped at the time of its or- 
ganization. It is located in a rural com- 
munity, and like many other strictly 
rural communities, has seen a steadily 
declining population. Still this con- 
gregation, which is the smallest of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery's churches, has made a 
significant contribution. Its Sunday 
School has most often outnumbered the 
enrollment of the church, growing to 
as many as seventy-five at one time. 
Young people and adults have continued 
to profess their faith in Christ and unite 
with the church. Sunday School and 
worship services are conducted every 
Sunday afternoon. The church sponsors 
evangelistic services for its members and 
for the community. A Bible School for 
the community is conducted each sum- 
mer, and attendance is several times that \ 
of the membership of the church. 

An interest is maintained in the life 
and work of the denomination. Contri- 
butions are made regularly to the benev- 
olent causes of the church, and in 1968 
one of Ivy Park's Elders, Mr. T. G. Pen- 
land, served as Moderator of Asheville 
Presbytery. 



December. 1972 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

Christmas Activities 

Our Christmas vacation will begin 
Saturday, December 23, and the chil- 
dren will come back on December 30. 
In the meantime, December is sched- 
uled almost full with interesting activi- 
ties, The little boys and girls are be- 
side themselves with excitement. Among 
the several groups that will be coming 
to the Home for special treats and pro- 
grams are the following: on December 
14 the Black Mountain Lions Club with 
their annual Christmas party for the 
children, on December 19 a musical pro- 
gram by people from the Hazelwood 
Church under the direction of Mr. Sam 
Smith, on December 21 a visit by the 
Woodmen of the World to present gifts 
and spending money, and at another 
time to be determined a program by 
the Business Club of A. C. Reynolds 
High School. 

Bobby Ferguson Receives 
Football Honor 

One of our boys, Bobby Ferguson, 
who played varsity fullback at Owen 
High School this past season has been 
named for two very outstanding honors. 
He was chosen on the All Star Team for 
Buncombe County, and he was also 
named to the All Conference Team of 
the Mountain Athletic Conference. 



JANUARY BIRTHDAYS 

Date Age 

1 Kathy Prather 16 

18 Gary Adams 18 



A GOAL IS REACHED — 
AND PASSED 

In the October issue of Our 
Mountain Work there appeared a 
message by the pastor of the church 
attended by the children of the 
Home. 

The letter stated that the church, 
the Swannanoa congregation, was be- 
ing challenged to give ten per cent 
of the $25,000 goal for the Thanks- 
giving Offering. The pastor ex- 
pressed confidence that the church 
would accept the challenge. They 
did! Their offering to date is over 
$5,400. 



ASSEMBLY CLERK 
ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT 

Dr. James A. Millard Jr., stated clerk 
(chief administrative officer) of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S., has announced his resigna- 
tion after 14 years' service to the 950,- 
000-member denomination. 

The resignation will be submitted to 
the Church's General Assembly next 
June when it meets at Fort Worth. 

The Assembly is the highest "court" 
in the Presbyterian Church system of 
graduated, regional jurisdictions. Millard 
has served as stated clerk since 1958 
when he was called to the post from the 
faculty of Austin Theological Seminary 
in Texas. 

He is the seventh stated clerk in the 
denomination's 111-year history. 

In a letter to Dr. Davison Philips of 
Decatur, Ga., chairman of the Permanent 
Committee on Assembly Operation, Dr. 
Millard wrote: "When at the insistence 
of your committee, I accepted another 
three-year term, it was — to our com- 
mon understanding — in the light of the 
transitional situation of the Assembly. 
I now feel that there is nothing further 
of constructive value for me to offer, and 
that I prefer to utilize my ministry in 
some other ways." 

The stated clerk made his announce- 
ment at a called meeting of the per- 
manent committee. The committee is 
responsible for supervision of the Office 
of the General Assembly arid is respons- 
ible for the nomination of a new stated 
clerk to be elected by the 1973 General 
Assembly. 

Dr. Philips, commenting On the re- 
signation, said: "Dr. Millard has no peer 
in the realm of church polity. He has 
served the Presbyterian Church U.S. 
with distinction as pastor, theological 
professor, and more recently as stated 
clerk and treasurer of the General As- 
sembly. 

"Dr. Millard has been invaluable in 
the planning of General Assembly meet- 
ings, and in assisting various Church 
committees and agencies. 

"A loyal churchman, a gifted church 
polity authority and a useful executive, 
he will be greatly missed." 

A search committee to define the 
duties of the office in view of the de- 
nomination's restructure and to nomi- 
nate a successor has been named by 
Chairman Philips. 

The committee is headed by Dr. Har- 
vard A. Anderson of Orlando, Fla. Other 
members are Mrs. Herbert R. Hawn of 
Little Rock, Clifton Kirkpatrick of 
Memphis, the Rev. Hugh McClure of 
Columbia, S.C., and the Rev. Douglas 
Oldenburg of Charlotte. Dr. Philips will 
serve as ex officio member. 

Suggestions for nominations for a 
new executive are to be sent to Dr. 
Anderson. 



BENEVOLENCE PICTURE 
IMPROVES 

Receipts for budgeted benevolences 
from the churches of Presbytery through 
December 6 have amounted to 1 199,574. 
This is $4,285 more than had been re- 
ceived at the same point in 1971. 

If we are to meet our 1972 budget, 
$50,526 must be received by January 5, 
1973 when the books will be closed. At 
this time last year we were $65,666 short 
of the budget. 

In addition to regular benevolence re- 
mittances, contributions to the Joy Gift 
and the Thanksgiving offering count to- 
ward the budget. Several churches have 
not yet sent in their Thanksgiving of- 
ferings, and none of the Joy Gift has 
been received. 



HIGH SCHOOL YOUNG PEOPLE 
HEAR KING COLLEGE CHOIR 

On Sunday afternoon, December 3, ap- 
proximately 250 young people from the 
churches of Asheville Presbytery met at 
Asheville's First Presbyterian Church for 
supper and a program by and about 
King College. 

A musical program was presented by 
the forty nine voice King College Choir 
under the direction of Dr. Clifford 
Loomis. Following the supper, members 
of the college staff and faculty spoke on 
various phases of the college program. 
Dr. Powell A. Fraser, President of the 
college, spoke a word of welcome to the 
students and made introductions. 



SENIOR HIGH RALLY HAS 
NEAR RECORD ATTENDANCE 

The Fall Rally for Senior High Young 
People enrolled the largest number of 
participants in any recent year. The 
meeting was held November 17-19 at 
Young Life's "Windy Gap" north of 
Weaverville, and was attended by ap- 
proximately 250 young people and youth 
workers representing a wide cross section 
of Asheville Presbytery churches. 

The featured speaker was Fenton 
Morehead of the Agape Ministry in West 
Palm Beach, Florida. Entertainment 
was provided, as in a former rally, by 
Gene Cotton and group from Nashville, 
Tennessee. 

The Rally was planned and carried 
out by Presbytery's Youth Council with 
the guidance of Advisors Joe Greer and 
Enid Massey. 

■ Dr. Millard, 60, is a native of Bristol, 
Tenn. He is a graduate of Hampden- 
Sydney College in Virginia and Union 
Theological Seminary at Richmond, 
where he was awarded the Charles D. 
Larus Fellowship. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 1972 



iM^mnnal (Btfts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Abernethy, Mrs. Walter I., Asheville and Fort 
Worth, Texas — District #1 North Carolina 
State Nurses Association, Mrs. R. P. Booth, 
Mrs. Gladys O. Wade, Asheville. 

Ayers, Mr. Jesse B., Swannanoa — Charity 
M. Young, Route 1, Swannanoa. 

Ballentine, Mr. Donald, Brevard — Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 
Brevard. 

Barnes, Mrs. Chrlstabel B., Canton — Louise 
C. MacFadyen, Waynesville. 

Brown, Mr. Earl T. Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Burnette, Mr. Ellis F., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack G. McCracken, Waynesville. 

Carroll, Mrs. Marian T., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Carson, Mr. Glen, Weavervifle — Women of 
the Weaverville Presbyterian Church. 

Chapman, Sr., Mr. Ben H., Decatur, Ga. — 
Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Mr. & Mrs. D. 
K. Drum, Asheville. 

Clarkson, Mr. Don, Morristown, Tenn. — Mr. 
& Mrs. James T. Mastin, Asheville. 

Clements, Mrs. Martha Morrow, Asheville — 
Dr. & Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Henderson- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Cox, Mr. Lloyd S., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Walter Carpenter, Hendersonville. 

Cunningham, Mrs. Aaron, Franklin — Sunday 
School Class No. 3, Franklin Presbyterian 
Church. 

Deeds, Mrs. C. R., Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 
B. Prince, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Melroy, Mrs. 
Wm. M. Shepherd, Mr. & Mrs. Thos. R. 
Shepherd, Henderson County Medical Soc- 
iety, Mrs. J. H. Reaben, Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher 
Roberts, Hendersonville Woman's Club, Vir- 
ginia & Elizabeth Hodges, Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
Streetman, Dr. & Mrs. D.I.C. King, Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. Mr. 
W. A. Lyday, Pisgah Forest. 

Easterlin, Sr., Mr. G. L. "Pete", Laurinburg, 
N. C. — Miss Phyllis D. Vance, Canton. 

Evans, Mr. Ben H., Weaverviile — Miss Edith 
Sollmann, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Krisher, Mrs. 
Charles C. Sawyer, Mr. & Mrs. William A. 
Smith, Miss Margaret Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. 
Reid Lovelace and Ken, Mr. & Mrs. Brooks 
Ray & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. Sams, 
Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Roberts, 
Mr. & Mrs. T. T. Cole, Miss Hazel Morrison, 
Mr. & Mrs. Hollis F. Sprinkle, Mr. & Mrs. 
S. P. Capps, Colonel & Mrs. Robert C. 
Brown, Mrs. Phoebe C. Gordon and Grace 
G. Maness, Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, 
Asheville. Circle #3, Weaverville Presby- 
terian Church, Mrs. J. E. Peeke and 
Catherine Peeke, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, 
Mr. & Mrs. Brandon K. Glasgow and Ed, 



Mr. & Mrs. R. T. Reed, Miss Josephine 
Osborne, Mrs. Carl Sawyer & Martha Lee 
Sawyer, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis and Robert 
L. Curtis, Alice G. McDowell, Mrs. J. H. 
Dillard, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Herbert G. Roberts, 
Mrs. Jack M. McLean and Jean, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansel Smith & Family, Mr. & Mrs. George 
L. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Sluder, 
Ladies' Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. Sunday School Class 
No. 3, Franklin Presbyterian Church, Frank- 
lin. Women of the Bethel (H) Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. Laydon M. West, Canton. Mr. 
& Mrs. David S. Bender, Gerton. The Rev. 
& Mrs. Riley Covin, Sylva. Chaplain James 
H. Skelton, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Mc- 
Kenzie, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. R. D. 
Rymer, Enka. The Rev. & Mrs. Dan E. 
Carlton, Barnardsville. 

Fore, Mr. Darrell D., Asheville — The Jack G. 
McCracken's, Mr. & Mrs. James R. Shef- 
field, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Deitz, 
FPO, New York. Women of the Bethel (H) 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. Mrs. George 
R. Orr, Asheville. Mrs. John T. Hyde, Hazel- 
wood. 

Hall, Mrs. Monroe, Highland Park, III. — 
Christine H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

Harriff, Mrs. Mary More, Great Neck, N. Y. — 
Mrs. Elizabeth L. More, Black Mountain. 

Harrington, Mrs. Alton, Olivia, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary Flatow, Asheville. 

Hastings, Mr. Henry W., Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ronald D. Gentry, Sylva. 

Henry, Mrs. Grethel D., Asheville — Mrs. O. L. 
Arnold, Men's Bible Class of First Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 

Hickman, Mrs. Mamie, Anderson, S. C. — 
Woman's Bible Class, First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville 

Holtzclaw, Mrs. Lyda, No Address — Mr. & 
Mrs. Rufus Summerrow, Waynesville. 

Johnston, Mr. Walter, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Jones, Mrs. Bruce, Houston, Texas — Mrs. 
C. R. Sumner, Chapel Hill. 

Keith, Mr. William C, Greenwood, S. C. — 
Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 

Kelly, Mr. Philip J., Hendersonville — Op- 
portunity House Bowling League, Dr. & 
Mrs. George Renner, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Gene 
Usher, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Turner, Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. George H. 
Berger, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Bern- 
ard I. Brownold, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Hicker- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. C. K. Lenz, Scarsdale, N. Y. 
Mr. Walter H. Stumpf, Oradell, N. J. Mr. 
Jack Yogman, President, Joseph E. Sea- 
gram & Sons, Inc., New York, N. Y., Mrs. 
Jessie C. Graham, Kent, Ohio. Mr. 
& Mrs. E. Theodore Morris, Venice, Florida. 
Mr. & Mrs. S. J. Vavruska, Hazelwood. 

Leatherwood, Mr. Thurman, Bryson City — 
Mrs. Wade W. Rogers and Mrs. William R. 
Cody, Burlington. 

Lominac. Mr. 'Vernon R., Brevard — Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur Smart, Brevard. 

Lyda, Mr. Wayne Fredrick, Hendersonville — 
Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Henderson- 
ville. 



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McCollum, Miss May, Asheville — Mrs. Paul 
Moss, Asheville. 

McCune, Mrs. Marjorie B., Asheville — Mrs. 
O. L. Arnold, Asheville. 

McGraw, Mr. Jack, Hendersonville — Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville. 

McCurry, Mr. Paul, Burnsville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Grover Mauney, Hernando, Fla. 

McDaniel, Mr. Matthew, Hendersonville — 
Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Henderson- 
ville. 

Moss, Mr. C. Paul, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
David Moss, Birmingham, Michigan. 

Nanney, Jr., Mr. John J., Saluda — Mildred 
and Lydia Reese, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Usher, 
Hendersonville. 

Neighbors, Mr. Hillary, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Odiorne, Mr. Kenneth W., Wakefield, Mass. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Murray, Hendersonville. 

Peoples, Mr. Peter S., Easley, S. C. — Mrs. 
S. G. Glisson, Bluffton, S. C. 

Renshaw, Mrs. Bessie, Statesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Miss Ashleigh Anne 
Woerner, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Ronquillo, Captain & Mrs., No Address — 
Norma Ronquillo, New Orleans, La. 

Russell, Mrs. John Z., Asheville — Malvern 
Hills Presbyterian Church, Mr. E. F. Pierce, 
Miss Dorothy Kiser, Mr. W. A. Shelton, 
Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Roberts, Mrs. J. Frazier 
Glenn, Jr., Mrs. Evelyn C. Thome, Ashe- 
ville. Mr. Craig Ramsey and Mr. Aubrey 
Ramsey, Hot Springs. Mr. & Mrs. C. O. 
Matthews, Sarasota, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. P. R. 
Bennett, Bryson City. Mrs. Harold King, 
Mr. & Mrs. Clyde M. Hall, Hickory. Ray- 
mond and Nell Taylor, Leicester. 

Sawyer, Mr. Frank M., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. John I. Bush, Hendersonville. 

Skeen, Miss Rosa, Greensboro — Miss Rosa- 
lie Hassell, Hendersonville. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville — Marjorie 
R. Cenower, Miami, Fla. Miss Bernice G. 
Schoelen, Portland, Oregon. 

Starnes, Mr. William H., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. R. Law, Skyland. 

Stowefl, Mr. Frank, Gilford, Conn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Summerrow, Mrs. Iva Allen, Hazelwood, N. C. 
— Boyd & Joyce Medford, Canton. 

Therrell, The Rev. Leonard, Pelzer, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Brown, Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. David Cecil Brown, Miss Carolyn 
Brown, Horse Shoe. Dr. B. Hoyt Evans, 
Asheville. 

Thompson, Mr. Charles G., Sylva — Mrs. 
Frances M. Todd, Webster. Women of the 
Sylva Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Jackson F. Dunn, Sylva. 

Thompson, Margaret IW., Bryson City — Mrs. 
H. N. Robertson, Cherokee. Mr. & Mrs. P. 
R. Bennett, Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Brintnall, 
Bryson City. 

Usher, Mr. L. J., Lyons, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Verner, Mr. Charles V., Asheville — Mrs. L. S. 
McAlister, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rembert, 
Asheville. 

Welch, Miss Blanche E., Asheville — Mrs. i 
Grady Brittain, Brevard. 

Werhane, Miss Vernette, Deerfield. Illinois — 
Christine H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

West, Mr. Jack P., Delmar, Delaware — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

West, Mr. William J., Fayetteville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Westmoreland, Mrs. Mary French Smathers, 
Canton — Mrs. Margaret H. Long, Don, 
Doris & Donna Murphy, Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Smathers, Betty Lou Tate, Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur O. Wall & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
W. Foster, Miss Louise & Virginia Slaugh- 
ter, Canton. Juanita Wilson Sams, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Wilson, Woodland Hills, 
California. 

Williams, Mrs. R. R., Asheville and Fort Worth, 
Texas — Mrs. Gladys O. Wade, Mrs. R. P. 
Booth, Asheville. 

Wood, Mr. Harrill, Asheville — Mrs. Cecil 
Devenish, Miss Annie Westall, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas S. Morrison, Asheville. Miss 
Elizabeth Shepard, Swannanoa. 




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No. 1 and 2 



1973 



PRESBYTERY ELECTS POTTER 

Wesley }. Potter, an elder in the 
Westminster Church, was elected Moder- 
ator of Asheville Presbytery at the Win- 
ter meeting held in Convocation Hall at 
Montreat on Tuesday, January 23. 

The Rev. Thomas E. Cook, pastor of 
the Oak Forest Church and retiring Mod- 
erator, preached the opening sermon, 
"The Marks of the Church" based on 
Acts 4:23-30. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was 
made by the Rev. Richard Shelor. Pres- 
bytery adopted a benevolence budget for 
1973 of $260,800. This was an increase 
of $10,700 over the basic budget for 
1972. Approval was also given for a 
challenge budget for Presbytery's Camp 
in the amount of $10,000. 

The Rev. David Parks, Chairman of 
the Christian Education Committee, pre- 
sented that committee's report which in- 
cluded a statement by the Chairman of 
the Camp Council giving information 
about plans for the 1973 camping sea- 
son. (See page 3.) 

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BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Cherokee County 

In about 1925 Mr. William R. Dalton, 
an elder from the Epperson Presbyterian 
Church of the Telico Plains, Tenn. area 
moved into the vicinity of the present 
Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cherokee 
County where he started preaching ser- 
vices and Sunday school. At about the 
same time Mr. W. R. Wiltan, an elder 
from Epperson Church was employed 
by the Presbytery of Knoxville as a Sun- 
day School Worker who labored in the 
Mountain Mission work of Monroe 
(Tenn.) and Cherokee (N.C.) counties. 

From September 30th to October 12, 
1926, a revival was held in the little 
school house just under the hill from 
the present Bethel Church building. Mr. 
Dalton, Mr. Wiltan and a Mr. Marion 
Underwood were assisted by the Rev. 
S. M. Wolf, an evangelist from Knoxville 
Presbytery. Twelve persons professed 
their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In 
the months that followed several revival 
meetings were held by those who were 
interested in forming a church. 

In the early part of 1927 the Unaka, 
N. C. community was transferred from 
Asheville to Knoxville Presbytery. Due to 
the extreme remoteness of the area, no 
commission was sent to organize the 
Church. The Rev. S. M. Wolf was in- 
structed to organize the Church, acting 



under "the extra-ordinary power as an 
evangelist.' On Saturday, August 30, 
1927 the Bethel Presbyterian Church was 
organized with 25 charter members. The 
next day, Sunday, August 31, two more 
members were added by profession of 
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at which 
time a Communion Service was held. 
On the same day, the election, ordina- 
tion and installation of church officers 
took place. The elders were Mr. Jim 
Garrett and Mr. Emory Garrett. The 
Deacons were Mr. Frank Roberts and 
Mr. Walter Burgess. 

Soon after the Church was organized, 
one-half acre of land was purchased from 
one of its members, Mr. Will Thompson, 
for fifteen dollars. The Home Mission 
Committee of Knoxville Presbytery paid 
for all of the materials, and the men of 
the community supplied the labor for the 
building of the present church building. 
The Church being situated on top of a 
high knoll can be seen by travelers com- 
ing from the Tennessee line but it is hid- 
den from view for the travelers coming 
from Murphy "and points East." 

The Rev. G. M. Hollenhead served the 
Church from its beginning in 1927 until 
October 1950 with the Rev. Wolf supply- 
ing occasionally during these years. 

In 1912, the Appalachia Church, lo- 
cated near the Tennessee line towards 
Earner, Tenn. was dissolved and its mem- 
bers were transferred to the Bethel 
Church. According to limited records and 
by information supplied by Rev. Wolf, 
there was a group of seven believers who 
met in a little frame building called 
Poindexter Chapel near the Tennessee 
line but much further North from the 
Appalachia Church. These people were 
actually members of Bethel Church even 
though they would alternately meet at 
the Poindexter Chapel. Due to distance 
involved, these seven members trans- 
ferred to the Presbyterian Church at 
Earner, Tenn. in 1957. 

From October 29, 1950 until mid-1956, 
the Bethel Church was supplied by the 
Rev. S. M. Wolf. By action of the two 
Presbyteries, Knoxville and Asheville, in 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans. Treasurer Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

40 church street. asheville. n. c. r.f.d. i, black mountain. n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January-February, 1973 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE president — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECOND V. P. — Walter Nelson, Ar- 
den, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 

Montreat 



— Samuel Thielman, 



VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
Asheville First 

REGISTRAR 
minster 



Ellen Branberg, 
Valerie Owen, Wegt- 



HISTORIAN — Ellen Evans, Westmin- 
ster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 
Asheville First, — Pat Mastin, — 
West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 
Keniiworth. Danny McLean — West 
Asheville. Patsy Daniels — Montreat. 
Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Thom- 
as B. McPhail, Mrs. Charles Massey. 



CONFESSION COMMITTEE 
HEARS RABBI 

The ad interim committee preparing 
a new Confession of Faith has begun 
looking at research data aimed at giving 
committee members a cross-section view- 
point of their tentative draft from Pres- 
byterian U. S. constituency. 

Wliile in session here Jan. 18-20 the 
committee also heard from Rabbi Solo- 
mon S. Bernards, national director of the 
Department of Interreligious Coopera- 
tion, of the Anti-Defamation League, 
New York. 

Rabbi Bernards had earlier expressed 
a desire to speak to the Presbyterian 
group and was invited by the committee 
to present his thotights on the Con- 
fessional draft in light of the Jewish 
faith. 

Dr. Shirley Guthrie of Decatur, Ga. 
and member of the committee, said, "We 
had a friendly conversation with Rabbi 
Bernards. He made no attempt to tell us 
how to write the Confession but he 
thought we ought to look at the whole 
Confession in light of our presupposi- 
tion about the Jews." 

A large part of committee time was 
spent discussing Chapter 7 — "The 
Church of God", Chapter 1 entitled 
"God", Chapter II — " God and His 
People", and looking at preliminary re- 
writing and assignments. 

Dr. Guthrie said the rabbi met with 
other denominational and seminary lead- 
ers while he was in Atlanta. "Our com- 
mittee was very eager to have Rabbi 
Bernards talk with us. It was an honest 
and friendly conversation. We are very 
much concerned to recognize the relation- 
ship that exists between Christians and 
Jews in such a way that we maintain 
our integrity as Christians and respect 
their integrity as Jews . . . We were anxi- 
ous to have the rabbi focus his remarks 
on Chapter II, paragraph 6, entitled, 
"The Jews are still a distinct and special 
people," which he did. 



PRESBYTERY from page one 

The following commissioners were 
elected to attend the 1973 meeting of the 
General Assembly to be held in Fort 
Worth, Texas beginning June 10: Elder 
principals — Dr. L. Nelson Bell and 
R. Lynn Crawley of the Westminster 
Church. Elder alternates — Graham 
Price of Weaverville and Dr. Horace 
Adams of Grace Covenant. Minister 
principals — The Rev. John Neville 
and the Rev. Richard Curnow. Minister 
alternates — The Rev. John Newton 
and the Rev. Calvin Thielman. Pres- 
bytery also elected Mrs. Sara Gilbert of 
Trinity Church as Woman Delegate and 
Mr. Jim Wood of the Montreat Church 
as Youth Delegate. 

Dr. L. Nelson Bell, Moderator of the 
General Assembly, spoke briefly con- 



MONTREAT YOUTH 
CONFERENCE 

Dr. Clayton Bell of Rome, Ga., has 
been named director of the 1973 Mon- 
treat Youth Conference scheduled Aug. 
15-19 at the Presbyterian U.S. conference 
center here. 

The annual event for high school stu- 
dents who have completed the ninth 
grade is sponsored by the Mountain Re- 
treat Association. 

Among conference leaders will be two 
Bible teachers. Dr. John Akers, professor 
of Bible at Montreat-Anderson College, 
will give expository instruction at the 
morning session; and the Rev. Jim Smith 
of Kansas City, Midwestern director of 
Youth For Christ, will look at major cul- 
tural and sociological issues of today and 
their biblical relationships. 

Serving with Bell on the conference 
steering committee are the Rev. Robert 
Henderson of New Orleans, the Rev. 
William Long of Dallas, the Rev. James 
Bankhead and the Rev. Charles Mc- 
Gowan of Atlanta. 

Further information is available from 
the director of conferences at Montreat, 
N. C. 28757. 



cerning work of the Provisional General 
Executive Board and gave the names of 
those persons who had recently been 
elected to the top administrative posi- 
tions. (See page 3.) 

Mrs. Sara Gilbert, Chairman of the 
Committee on Women's Work, presented 
Mrs. Harold Borchert, President of the 
Women of the Church in Asheville 
Presbytery, who gave that organization's 
annual report. 

The item of business which probably 
aroused most interest was a request 
that the congregation and pastor of the 
Friendship Church be dismissed from 
Asheville Presbytery in order that they 
may join Vanguard Presbytery. The 
Friendship pastor is the Rev. J. Kemp 
Hobson. Presbytery voted to postpone 
making a decision on the request to an 
adjourned meeting to be held 2 P.M. 
Tuesday, February 20 at First Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. A committee 
composed of the Rev. John Neville, the 
Rev. Hugh Eichelberger and Elder Bruce 
Hunter was appointed to gather pertin- 
ent information and report to the ad- 
journed meeting. (Vanguard Presbytery 
is a recently formed body, separate from 
the Presbyterian Chinch, U.S. and com- 
posed of ministers and churches some 
of which have recently withdrawn from 
the Presbyterian Church, U.S. and some 
of which liave been independent.) 

Presbytery voted to accept the invita- 
tion of First Presbyterian Church Hen- 
dersonville to hold its next regular 
meeting at that church. The time will 
be Tuesday, April 10. 



January-FebruorY. 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



NEW ASSEMBLY 
EXECUTIVES ELECTED 

Five men and a woman have been 
elected to the top management positions 
of the reorganized structure of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S. 

The provisional General Executive 
Board unanimously approved its Execu- 
tive Committee's nominations on Janu- 
ary 19 after nearly five hours in executive 
session. 

GEB's five divisions in the new struc- 
ture will handle the functions presently 
carried on by a dozen boards and agen- 
cies. The sweeping plan of reorganization 
was voted by the 1972 General Assembly. 

The executives were elected to stag- 
gered terms, subject to confirmation by 
the 113th General Assembly at its meet- 
ing June lQ-15 in Fort Worth. 

The executives, chosen from some 400 
nominations and applications, are: 

The Rev. John B. Evans of Richmond, 
general staff director. Evans presently is 
executive secretary of the PCUS Board 
of Christian Education. 

Miss Evelyn L. Green of Atlanta, di- 
rector of the Division of National Mis- 
sion. She is executive secretary of the 
PCUS Board of Women's Work. 

The Rev. George Thompson Brown of 
Seoul, Korea, director of the Division of 
Inter-national Mission. He is field secre- 
tary for Korea for the PCUS Board of 
World Missions. 

The Rev. Joseph L. Roberts Jr. of 
Atlanta, director of the Division of Cor- 
porate and Social Mission. He is direc- 
tor of the Corporate Social Ministries 
Work Unit of the PCUS Board of Na- 
tional Ministries. 

The Rev. Bruce L. Robertson of 
Richmond, director of the Division of 
Professional Development. He is assistant 
professor of Church and Society at Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia. 

The Rev. William F. Henning Jr. of 
Kerrville, Tex., director of the Division 
of Central Support Services He is presi- 
dent of Mo-Ranch Presbyterian Assem- 
bly and associate executive secretary of 
the PCUS Synod of Texas. 

Dr. Ben Lacy Rose of Richmond, GEB 
chairman, explained that staggered terms 
for the executives is being recommended 
to provide for overlapping of experi- 
ence. 

The staff directors for National Mis- 
sion and International Mission will 
serve initial terms of two years each; Pro- 
fessional Development and Corporate 
and Social Mission, three years; Central 
Support Services and general staff direc- 
tor, four years. Each is eligible for re- 
election. 



CAMP SCHEDULE SET 

The Rev. Richard Shelor, Chairman 
of Presbytery's Camp Council, has an- 
nounced the schedule for Presbytery- 
sponsored camps in 1973. 

June 17-22 — YOUTH SERVICE FEL- 
LOWSHIP — for rising 10th, Uth, 
12th graders. A week geared for a 
limited number of mature youth who 
wish to have a richer spiritual ex- 
perience through Bible discussion 
groups and service projects. Cost 
$10.00. Limited to 20 campers. 

June 24-29 — RISING 9th GRADERS 

— For young peojale who are facing 
the transition from Elementary School 
to High School. The schedule is re- 
laxed, giving plenty of time for small 
group discussion, Bible study, recrea- 
tion and reflection with mature Chris- 
tian leaders. Cost $20.00. Limited to 
20 campers. 

July 6-8 — FAMILY CAMP — For the 
entire family. Reserve a camp cabin 
or bring your own camping equip- 
ment. Camp begins with the evening 
meal on Friday and ends with lunch 
on Sunday. A relaxed schedule with 
time for discussion of family prob- 
lems with other Christians. Riley Co- 
vin, Stanley Bennett, and Billy Joe 
Martin are the leaders. Cost $10.00 
per parent, $5.00 per child over 12 
(children under 12 free) , Maximum 
charge per family — ■ $35.00. Fees 
include all meals. 

July 4 — OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH 
OF JULY PICNIC — Ball games, 
swimming, boating, flag-raising. A day 
of Christian fellowship away from 
crowds. Bring a covered dish and 
drinks. Come at 10 a.m. and spend 
the day. No charge. 

The following 4 weeks of camps for 
JUNIOR HI'S and JUNIORS have 
a healthy balance between study and 
recreation. These young people will 
be given an opportunity to grow spir- 
itually as they are led in Bible study 
and group activities. Cost $20.00 per 
camp. Enrollment limited only by 
facilities. 



July 8-13 and July 15-20 - 
7th AND 8th GRADERS 



RISING 



July 22-27 and July 29-August 3 — RIS- 
ING 5th AND 6th GRADERS. 



SYNOD "B" MEETING 

Synod "B" will meet in convention at 
Greensboro, North Carolina on March 
13, 1973. 



1972 BENEVOLENCES 
EXCEED BUDGET 

For the first time since 1967 the con- 
tributions of the churches made through 
the Office of Central Treasurer exceed- 
ed the operational (spending) budget. 
Total budgeted receipts for 1972 a- 
mounted to $266,409 against a budget 
of $250,100. Additional non-budgeted 
gifts increased the total of funds passing 
through the Treasurer's hands to $281,- 
370. Many churches remit non-budgeted 
items directly, so the sum of total bene- 
volences will not be known until statis- 
tical reports are in from all the church- 
es. 

In 1967 budgeted benevolence gifts 
totaled $259,797 against a spending bud- 
get of $242,516. The total of budgeted 
and non-budgeted monies in that year 
was $270,361. 



GREER AND SECREST 
ACCEPT NEW PASTORATES 

Announcement was made at the Jan- 
uary 23 meeting of Asheville Presbytery 
that two ministers had been granted 
certificates of transfer by the Commis- 
sion on the Minister and His Work. 

The Rev. Joseph A. Greer, who has 
served since 1970 as Associate Pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville and as Advisor to the Youth Coun- 
cil of Asheville Presbytery, accepted the 
call of the Triangle Presbyterian Church 
of Durham, North Carolina. 

The Rev. LeRoy Secrest, who has 
served since 1962 as Assistant Pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, 
has accepted the call of the Long Beach 
Presbyterian Church of Long Beach, 
Mississippi. While a member of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery Mr. Secrest served on 
numerous committees, and at the time 
of his moving was chairman of the 
Committee on Nominations and of the 
Committee on the Office of the Execu- 
tive Secretary. 

In taking note of the departure of 
these two ministers to other fields of 
service, Presbytery voted to express its 
special appreciation to each of them 
for their outstanding service to Asheville 
Presbytery. 



woe BIRTHDAY OFFERING 

"The contributions for the Women of 
the Church Birthday Offering for Ashe- 
ville Presbytery in 1972 was $4,681.55. 
For the second time in two years, our 
Synod gave the highest per capita of- 
fering. Compared to the overall General 
Assembly of $1.52, Appalachia gave 
$2.15." 

from the Report of WOC President 

Mrs. Harold Borchert 



Page Foiir 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January-February, 1973 



SYNOD WORLD MISSIONS 
CONFERENCE 

The annual World Missions Confer- 
ence of the Synod of Appalachia was to 
have been held at Gatlinburg, Tennessee 
beginning Friday, February 2 and con- 
cluding with the noon meal of Sunday, 
February 4. 

The theme "The Keys to the World" 
was to be presented by sixteen guest 
leaders, most of whom were missionar- 
ies of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. 

The conference, sponsored by the 
World Mission Committee of the Synod 
of Appalachia, has found steadily in- 
creasing interest and support, having 
surpassed attendance of 1500 in recent 
years. 



BETHEL from page one 

the fall of 1956, tlie previous agreement 
transferring the Bethel territory from 
Asheville to Knoxville Presbytery was 
cancelled and the territory of Bethel 
Church was again in the control of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. The Rev. Robert A. 
Potter, pastor of Murphy Presbyterian 
Church, served Bethel as Supply Minister 
from January 1957 until mid 1958. Dur- 
ing this time, Sunday School was held 
every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and preaching 
services were held every other Sunday. 

From mid 1958 until the last of Au- 
gust 1961, the Bethel Church as well as 
the Hayesville Presbyterian Church were 
served by seminary students serving clini- 
cal years. They were as follows: Mr. 
John H. Law of Columbia Theological 
Seminary, Mr. James A. Pippin of Union 
Theological Seminary; and Mr. Jack W. 
Heintzleman, also of Union Seminary. 

The Rev. Robert A. Potter took up the 
work again from the last of August 1961 
until he left the Murphy Church in 
December of 1964. During these years 
there were sixteen members on the roll. 
Sunday School was conducted every Sun- 
day by the two teachers, Mr. Potter and 
Mrs. R. H. Foard. Mrs. Foard a member 
as well as organist of the Murphy Church 
continued working in the Bethel Church 
as pianist and Sunday School teacher 
until she moved from Murphy in the fall 
of 1971. 

Mr. Sam Austin who was serving a 
clinical year at the Hayesville Church 
carried on the work at the Bethel 
Church from December 1964 until June 
1965 at which time Mr. David Russell, a 
Middler at Columbia Seminary came to 
the Hayesville Church for a clinical year. 
He also served Bethel. When Mr. Russell 
left at the end of August 1966, The Rev. 
Robert P. Crumpler, pastor of the Mur- 
phy Church served Bethel during the 
month of September. On October 1st, 
Mr. Richard Dye took up the work of 
Bethel and Hayesville Churches. In the 
month of November, Mr. Dye's father-in- 
law, the Rev. C. W. Solomon conducted 
a week's revival, and ten people made 
professions of faith in the Lord Jesus 



1972 OFFERINGS 



Andrews 

Arden 

Asheville First 

Bethel (C) 

Bethel (H) 

Black Mountain 

Brevard-Davidson River 

Brittalns Cove 

Bryson City 

Canton 

Cullowhee 

Dillingham 

Etowah 

Franklin 

Friendship 

Grace Covenant 

Hayesville 

Hazelwood 

Hendersonville 

Highlands 

Ivy Park 

Kenilworth 

Lakey Gap 

Malvern Hills 

Mills River 

Montreat 

Morrison 

Murphy 

Oak Forest 

Riceville 

Swannanoa 

Sylva 

Trinity 

Waynesville 

Weaverville 

West Asheville 

Westminster 



Thanksgiving 
Joy Gift Offering 

99.30 73.00 

48.85 1,057.32 

709.28 3,884.25 



100.00 
554.50 
1,220.50 
60.00 
733.84 
182.57 

92.50 

70.25 
283.15 
117.63 
290.10 

10.00 

250.00 

1,532.11 

228.37 

25.00 
388.70 

251.00 
94.40 
859.25 



376.05 



99.75 

139.40 

1,687.00 

200.15 

416.28 



50.00 
195.00 
952.60 
150.00 
746.54 
144.67 
650.00 
129.80 
192.25 
882.50 
118.25 
452.00 

10.00 

2,030.00 

3,666.87 

443.50 

50.00 
539.00 
137.00 
436.26 
188.30 
650.00 
146.15 

354.05 
102.00 

5,406.00 
188.00 
107.01 
501.44 

2,877.75 
524.25 
521.55 



$11,119.93 $28,557.31 
The above amounts do not include some re- 
mittances which were received after it was 
necessary for the Treasurer's books to be 
closed. 



Christ. The congregation grew to 25. Mr. 
Dye left in June of 1967, and Mr. 
Crumpler assumed the leadership of the 
Church until he left the Murphy Church 
in August in 1968. 

One elder, Mr. John R. Roberts, was 
installed by the Rev. Paul Warren on the 
18th of August of that year. The Murphy 
Church being without a pastor, was 
supplied by the Rev. Kenneth Foreman, 
Jr., and the Rev. James L. Jackson, 
members of Asheville Presbytery, who in 
turn supplied the Bethel Church with 
afternoon services. During the first six 
months of 1970, students from Columbia 
Theological Seminary preached at Bethel 
wliile supplying at the Murphy Church. 

In June, Mr. Ervin R. Joslin, a 1970 
graduate of Columbia Seminary was 
ordained and installed as pastor of the 
Murphy Church and became the Stated 
Supply of the Bethel Church. At that 
time there were three families attending, 
making a total of nine worshippers. 
Since then Bethel has increased to eigh- 
teen worshippers. 

Witir the ordination and installation 
of Mr. Kimsey Hamby on September 12, 
1971, a session met for the first time 
since July 18, 1954. At this meeting it 
was decided to replace the metal roof and 
erect a steeple to house the bell which 



KING COLLEGE 
RECEIVES GIFT 

The DeFriece family of Bristol has 
made a contribution of |1,090,000 to 
the King College Advance Campaign. 
This major gift includes a bequest of 
$600,000 to King from the late Frank 
W. DeFriece, and gifts of $490,000 from 
Mrs. Frank W. DeFriece and Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank W. DeFriece, Jr. 

The gift was announced by President 
Powell A. Eraser. "This is the largest 
family gift which King College has ever 
received," said Dr. Eraser, "and we are 
deeply appreciative. Generosity such as 
this is a tangible expression of faith in 
King College and of confidence in the 
young people wlao seek learning in the 
context of a Christian institution. 

"In my discussions with the DeFriece 
family they have made it clear that they 
fully endorse the broad goals of the 
King Advance Campaign — $2 million 
for a new science center, $1 million for 
endowment, $500,000 for a campus cen- 
ter/dining hall, and $500,000 for a 
broader curriculum and increased ser- 
vices. With this new support from the 
DeFriece family, these goals come clo- 
ser." 

Of Mr. DeFriece's bequest $250,000 
was a challenge gift toward tlie new cam- 
pus center/dining hall. This challenge 
has already been met by the gift of 
$250,000 designated for the campus cen- 
ter and given by the E. Ward King 
family of Kingsport, as announced on 
October 24. 

A further $200,000 of the DeFriece 
bequest was a challenge gift for addi- 
tional new money in the King Advance 
Campaign, and $150,000 was designated 
for the permanent endowment of the col- 
lege. 



was given to the cliurch by the school in 
wliich Bethel was organized. During the 
week following Christmas 1972, one-half 
of the metal roof was replaced by the 
men of tlie chutch. The other half will 
be replaced on a Saturday when the 
weatlier will permit. The steeple will be 
erected in the Spring. 

Wlien one looks over the years at the 
work done at Bethel, one might wonder 
if the church was worth organizing. The 
trutir is that Bethel is situated in a most 
fertile area in terms of potential. There 
are many many families who are not at- 
tending church anywhere while profes- 
sing membership in other denomina- 
tions. To these people the Bethel 
Church has a tremendous responsibility 
to tell of the love and the saving power 
of the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise God that 
He has led his people to organize and 
continue the work of the Bethel Pres- 
byterian Cliurch to proclaim the Good 
News in the Presbytery's most western 
corner! 

Article prepared by 

the Rev. Ervin R. Joslin 



January-February, 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

We have recently welcomed three new 
members to our family: Mark Lee Ma- 
this and Elmer Craig Mathis of Weaver- 
ville and Hal Meyers of Asheville. 
Fourteen to Gatlinburg 

Fourteen of pur older young peo- 
ple attended the Synod of Appalachia 
World Missions Conference at Gatlin- 
burg on February 2-4. This experience 
is made possible for these young people 
by the "In Lieu of Flowers Fund", and 
they are very grateful for it. 

Two Accepted for College 

Melanie Hyatt and Elizabeth Edwards, 
both of whom are Seniors at Owen High 
School and both of whom have made 
splendid academic records, have been 
accepted for entrance into college this 
fall. Elizabeth Edwards has been ac- 
cepted at Western Carolina University 
at Cullowhee, and Melanie Hyatt has 
been accepted at King College in Bris- 
tol, Tennessee. Melanie attended a sum- 
mer session at King last summer for 
specially qualified high school students. 



FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 


27 


Becky Clark 


17 


29 


Linda Elam 

MARCH BIRTHDAYS 


13 


13 


Morgan Blevins 


13 


17 


Freda Wiggins 


13 


27 


John Elam 


9 


31 


John Wade 


13 



LEITH TO LEAD SEMINAR 

Dr. John H. Leith, Professor of His- 
torical Theology at Union Seminary, will 
lead a seminar for Asheville Presbytery 
ministers at the Brevard-Davidson River 
Church on Monday, February 19 at 9:30 
A.M. 

The seminar is under the sponsorship 
of Presbytery's Christian Education Com- 
mittee, and has been specially planned 
by the Rev. Archie L. McNair. The 
only cost to ministers attending will be 
a nominal charge for the noon meal. 

MEMORIALS from page six 

Lee, Mrs. S. G., Red Bank, N. J. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 
Litowich, Mrs. Morton, Pompano Beach, Fla. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Lowe, Mr. Alva, Greenville, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. John 

L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Lowe, Mr. Walter E., Swannanoa — Mrs. Aline David, 

Asheville. 
Magness, Mrs. William G., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. J. W. McCrary, Mrs. Raymond English, Hender- 
sonville. 
Martin, Michael D., Brentwood, N. Y. — Mr. John 

Martin, Brentwood, N.Y. 
Mayo, Mrs. Florence L., Orlando, Fla. — Mrs. E. B, 

Foster, Brevard. 
McCollum, Miss May, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 

A. Warren, Asheville. 
McGuire, Mrs. Gracie, Asheville — Sunday School 

Class No. 3, Franklin Presbyterian Church. 
McKinna, Dolly, Hendersonville — Hazel E. McCor- 

mick, Brevard. 
McNeill, Mr. Milton, Asheville — Miss Olive Cros- 

well and Mrs. H. B. Croswell, Miss Jean Merchant, 

The Neighbors of Mr. McNeill, Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. 

Byerly, Mrs. C. E. Yard, The Richard Radcliffe Fam- 



Mrs. Har- 
Miss Ash- 
Mrs. Ellis 
— Mr. & 



ily, Mr. & Mrs. B. R. Bellflower, Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
W. Sharpe, Mrs. Verna Edwards Clarke, Men's Bible 
Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. R. 
D. Eskridge, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. A. Mack Brown, 
Candler. 

McPherson, Mr. W. H. Graham, N. C. — Women of 
the Sylva Presbyterian Church. 

Means, Mrs. Kenneth, Flat Rock — Mr. & Mrs. May- 
nard Turner, Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Gow, Mr. & 
Mrs. James P. Hackler, Mr. Willoughby R. Chap- 
man and Golf Friends, Mr. & Mrs. J. Bennett Coop- 
er, The Rev. & Mrs. Walter B. Heyler, Francis A. 
Buchanan, D.D. S., Mrs. J. A. Mitchell, Henderson- 
ville. Marcella Johnson, Margaret G. Marshall, Mrs. 
Rowland F. Davis, Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Sykes, Mr. 
Robert J. Campbell, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Walter 
Gerlinger, Mrs. H. E. Hodgson, Wauwatosa, Wiscon- 
sin. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Weiglow, Baraboo, Wiscon- 
sin. Mr. & Mrs, Whitney Eastman, "The Colony'-. 
Sanibel Island, Florida. Mrs. Robert R. Holmes, St 
Petersburg, Florida. Mr. & Mrs. James H. Kramer 
Pittsburgh, Penn. 

Moody, Mrs. Clara, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Fur- 
man Robertson, Waynesville. 

Father of Mr. Joe G. Moore, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. D 
W. Brosnan, Asheville. 

Norville, Mr. Manley, Spindale — Mrs. Albert E 
Norville, Brevard. 

Padgett, Mrs. Olive, Jacksonville, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Parker, Mr. Raymond, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. Ray- 
mond R. Cole, Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Mackey, 
Weaverville. 

Parker, Mr. W. E., Winder, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. Bill 
Prevost, Sr., Maggie Valley. 

Patton, Mr. R. E., Marion — Crawford and Lib Pear- 
son, Asheville. 

Penland, Mr. Ralph, Weaverville, — Mr. & 
old A. Sluder, Weaverville. 

Phillips, Mrs. Nora, Flag Pond, Tenn. 
leigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

Porter, Mrs. Carrie, Swannanoa — Mr. & 
Vaught, Agnes C. Penland, Swannanoa. 

Powell, Mr. James, Keystone Point, Fla. 
Mrs. Bill Prevost, Sr., Maggie Valley. 

Prindle, Mr. Clyde, Ohio — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Beebe, 
Hendersonville. 

Quinn, Mrs. Minnie P., Black Mountain — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Davidson, Swannanoa. 

Ramsey, Mr. James L., Asheville — Miss Laura Cline 
and Mrs. Elsie Cline, Asheville. 

Ray, Mr. Ronald R., Alexandria, Va. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Rector, Mr. Paul — Women of the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church. 

Reisig, Mrs. Robert, Asheboro — Mr. & Mrs. R. D. 
Eskridge, Asheville. 

Robertson, Mr. Charles W., Cincinnati, Ohio — Mr. & 
Mrs. George R. Robertson, Canton. 

Robertson, Mr. Reuben B., Asheville — Mrs. Ralph 
S. Crawford, Hendersonville, George & Hazel Ro- 
bertson, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, 
Asheville. 

Russell, Mrs. John Z., Asheville — Mrs. C. L. Clontz, 
Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Howard A. Warren, Asheville. The 
Parks Dunn's, Ladies Bible Class of Pleasant Grove 
United Methodist Church, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Ander- 
son, Charlotte. Viewmont Baptist Church, Mrs. J. D. 
Mallonee, Mr, & Mrs. Jack Spainhour, Hickory. Helen 
Tweed, Union Lake, Mich, 

Shands, Mr. William, Gainesville, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. S. 
J. Vavruska, Hazelwood. 

Shaw, Arnold C. and Stanley S., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 

Shearer, Mr. Harvey A., Vero Beach, Fla. — Olivia 
Brown Thorpe, Sunday School Class No. 3 of 
Franklin Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Bol- 
ton, Franklin. Evamay F. Ward and Effie F. Furse, 
Spartanburg. 

Shetterly, Mrs. W. B., Manassas, Pa. • — Crawford and 
Lib Pearson, Asheville. 

Smithson, Mr. N. D., Sr., Asheville — Mrs. Kytle Wil- 
liams, Miami, Fla. Mrs. Stanley P. Capps, Asheville. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville — Miss Ruth Da- 
vis, Mrs. Stanley P. Capps, Asheville. Mrs. Frances 
S. Williams, Mrs. Kytle Williams, Miami, Fla. 

Smithson, Mr. N. D., Jr., Asheville — Mrs. Kytle Wil- 
liams, Miami, Fla.. 

Sossomon, Jane Wolfe, Cullowhee — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard E. West, Asheville. 

Starnes, Mr. William H., Asheville — United Daugh- 
ters of the Confederacy, Asheville Chapter #104, 
Asheville. 

Stepp, Mr. Walter B., Hendersonville — Miss Ashleigh 
Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. 

Stern, Mrs. Lyda Fran — Women of the Montreat 
Presbyterian Church. 

Stowell, Mr. Frank, Gilford, Conn. 
Campbell, Hendersonville. 

Strain, Mrs. Murray H., Asheville — Mrs. Hazel T. 
Lassister, Mrs. O. L. Arnold, Mrs. Albert N. Barn- 
ett, Asheville. 

Streetman, Mr. John William, Jr., Marion, — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Stroupe, Mr. H. W., Asheville ^ Crawford and Lib Pear- 
son, Asheville. 

Summerrow, Mrs. George C, Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. 
Darwin D. Jordan, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Jordan, Mr. & 
Mrs. James M. Davis, Mrs. Virginia Dudley, Mr. 
& Mrs. R. L. Prevost, Troop #313 Boy Scouts of 
America, Mr. & Mrs. W. M. Greene, Jr., Hazelwood 
Fire Department, Women's Bible Class of Hazel- 
wood Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Iiabella T. Fenton, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hyatt, Hazelwood Boosters Club, Sue 
Crocker, Mr. & Mrs. Howell Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. L. 
H. Stout, Mrs. A. G. Boineau, Mr. & Mrs. R. 
J. Craddock, Jr., Smokey Mountain Grocery Co., 
Inc., Hazelwood. Mr. Ernest O. Edwards, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. H. Hargette, Mr. Bill Swift, Mrs. Melva E. 
Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. W. Roy Yeager, Gertrude 
Smathers, Mrs. Hilda Way Gwyn, Mr. & Mrs. Robert 



Mr. & Mrs. Wyly 



J. Jamison, Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Ferguson, First Union 
National Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Chall Little, Mr. & Mrs. W. 

C. Norris, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Henry, Fred & Sam- 
mie Plott, Mrs. Milas N. Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. W. 
B. Winchester, Mr. & Mrs. J. Howard Bryson, Miss 
Bernice H. Harrell, Mr. & Mrs. T, A. Hargrove, Jes- 
sie & Frank Miller, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Prevost, 
The Northwestern Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Russell, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ben T. Price, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh F. 
Purvis, Nora S. Atkins, Mr, & Mrs. Howard Liner, 
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kirkpatrick, Mr. & Mrs. Don 
Whisenhunt, Waynesville. Sunday School Class No. 
3 of the Franklin Presbyterian Church, Friends at 
Macon Program for Progress and Maco Crafts, 
Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Raby, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles F. Rhinehart, Jr., Canton. Mr. & Mrs. 
Freeman Hayes, Brevard. Mrs. C. W. Brown, Dear- 
born, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. Herman Allen, Jr., Detroit, 
Mich. Mr. & Mrs. Neil Allen, Melvlndale, Mich. Mr. 
& Mrs. Burdelle Boyd, Taylor, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. 

D. L, Allen, Flat Rock, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. Bill 
Prevost, Sr., Maggie Valley. Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Davidson, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Whisen- 
hunt, Hickory. 

Snyder, Mr. Lawrence C, Hendersonville — Maftie and 
Bob Swackhamer, Hendersonville. 

Taylor, Miss Elizabeth Isabelle, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. D. W. Royster and David Royster, Jr., Mrs. 
Frances Hoey, Shelby. Mrs. Francis C. Bourne, 
Murphy. Mrs. William A. McCulloch and Miss Flor- 
ence Turner McCulloch, Dr. & Mrs. Pearce Roberts, 
Jr., Miss Nora Devenish, Miss Annie Westall, Mrs. 
Harrill Wood, Miss Alma Hawthorne. Mrs. John K. 
Blair, Miss Mary Westall, Elizabeth H. Ramsay, Mrs. 
Gladys Redwood Pollard, Miss Winifred Lee, Mrs. 
Edna V. Ward, Mrs. Minna E. Hegeman, Miss Helen 
Taylor, Mr, & Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, Mrs. Albert N. 
Barnett, Ruth E. Watts, Mr. & Mrs. John T. Her- 
bert, Mr. & Mrs. Weldon Williamson. Mrs. Allen 
Williamson, Mr, & Mrs. James E. Moore, Asheville. 
Mrs. Margaret Linn Pritchard, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Fletcher. Mrs. Basil R. Howell, 
Leicester. 

Thigpen, Mrs. Sadie C, Warner Robin, Ga. — Mr. 

Harry N. Matthews, Canton. 
Thomas, Mr. Tommy O., Asheville — Mrs. Peggy King 

Henry, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Thompson, Miss Margaret, Bryson City — Mrs. Helen 

E. Witt, Bryson City. 

Thompson, Mrs. Margaret, Asheville - — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph M. Nelson, Asheville. 

Timmerman, Mr. M. M., Laurens, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. A. Blair, Mrs. Etta T. Graham, Hendersonville. 

Tison, Mrs. W. Walter, Tampa, Fla. — Garden Gate 
Club, Asheville. 

Totherow, Mr. Norman W., Bryson City — Cecil and 
Mildred Plott. Bryson City. 

Truman, Former President Harry S., Independence, 
Mo. — Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Tysinger, Mrs. Carl, Franklin — Mr. Richard Stott, 
Franklin. 

Usher, Mr. L. J., Lyons, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hig- 
gins, Hendersonville. 

Verner, Mr. Charles V., Asheville — Mrs. Barnwell H. 
Baron, Mrs. Sophie H. Breedin, Manning, S. C. Dr. 
& Mrs. J. M. Arial, Columbia, S. C. Dr. & Mrs. 
R. E. McClure, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore D. Morrison, 
Jr., Mrs. W. McCoy Corkill, Asheville. 

Wall, The Rev. Broadus, Hendersonville — Mrs. Har- 
old Bangs and Margaret B. Norton, Brevard. 

Ward. Mr. Cyrus, Flat Rock, — Lucille Wilson, Etowah. 

Westmoreland, Mrs. Mary French Smathers, Canton — 
Women of the Canton Presbyterian Church, Miss 
Freda Allison, Mr. & Mrs. James H. Yeaman, Can- 
ton. 

White, Dr. R. A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
Rawls, Mrs. T. S. Morrison, Miss Margaret Arthur, 
Mr, & Mrs, Gary G. Flatow, Mr. & Mrs. Weldon 
Williamson, Mr. & Mrs. Frank T. Quinlan, Mrs. 
Philip Woollcott, Mrs. Charles M. Fortune, Mr. & 
Mrs. E. G. Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. Angus C. Kelly, 
Jr. Miss Annie Westall, Miss Mary Westall, General 
& Mrs. John C. Arrowsmith, Mr. & Mrs. G. Kendall 
Leemon, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Putnam, Mr. & 
Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Jack W. Westall, 
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hafner, Mrs. Andrew Orr, 
Jr., D. R. Printz, M.D., Mr. & Mrs. H. Redwood 
Nottingham, Mr. & Mrs. Harold G. Beeson, Mrs. H. 
Allen Machesney, Jr., Jim and Tee Westall, Mrs. 
Harold Shuttles, Mr. R. Holmes Sawyer, Mrs. Wil- 
liam W. Dodge, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Crow, 
Martha Alexander, Mrs. Lucille T. Pace, Irma and 
Ray Ballard, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Arthur II, Mrs. William 
Clifton Lott, Mr. & Mrs. Julian B. Stepp, Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald N. Thompson, Mrs. Allen Williamson, 
Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglass 
Robinson, Fortnightly Club, WInfleld Shiras, Mr. & 
Mrs. James M. Coleman, Asheville. Mrs. Walter O. 
Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Roger A. Burrell, Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Waggoner, Wendy Katherine, 
Steven Lloyd, Melinda Meriwether, Karen Elizabeth, 
and Patricia Anne, Tuxedo. Lt. & Mrs. Walter 
Robert Reeves, Laurel, Md. Mr. Alton A. White, 
Remington, Va. 

Williams, Mr. A. M., Elizabethton, Tenn. — Miss 
Josephine Osborne, Weaverville. 

Williams, Mrs. R. R., Asheville — Mrs. W. McCoy Cor- 
kill, Asheville. 

Wood, Mr. W. Harrill, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Theo- 
dore D. Morrison, Jr., Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 
S. Shinn, Leicester. 

Woodard, Mr. L. D., Franklin, — Mr. & Mrs. Ron Gen- 
try, Mrs. Hazel M. Hylton, Franklin. 

Young, Mrs. G. W., Canton — Pearl Gillis and Mary 
Gillis, Canton. 

Zellner, Mr. A. D., Candler — Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. 
Flatow, Asheville. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January-February, 1973 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Abernethy, Mrs. Walter I., Ashevllle and Fort Worth, 
Texas — Mrs. A. C. Shaw, Mr. & Mrs. John 
C. Hafner, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Leslie R. Hess, 
Decatur, Ga. 

Allen, Mr. H. C, Sr., Decatur, Ala. — Sunday School 
Class No. 3 of Franklin Presbyterian Church, 
Mr & Mrs. Eugene Ulmer, Franklin. 

Allen, Mr. T. V/., Creedmore, N. 0. — Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Hendersonville. 

Allison, Mr. William A., Black Mountain — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold T. Bridgman, Mrs. J. A. Leatherwood, Black 
Mountain,' Women of the Black Mountain Presbyter- 
ian Church. 

Baber, Mrs. Irene, Jacksonville, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. C. 
M. Wolfe, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Baermann, Mr. Walter, Raleigh — Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pre- 
vost, Sr , Maggie Valley. 

Barnett, Mrs. Sidney, Pisgah Forest — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Mr. & Mrs. J. Owens Davidson, Circle #1 
of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 
John Wilson and Mrs. Carr Whitmire, Mrs. C. D. 
Plemmons, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn D. Allen, 
Hendersonville. Margaret M. Gash, Mrs. H. Hedrick 
and Sunday, Pisgah Forest. 

Baumgartner, Elizabeth H., Asheville — Dr. Ira P. 
Baumgartner, Asheville. 

Bell, Mr. Chartes C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R. D. 
Eskridge, Miss Ruth Davis, Asheville. 

Boineau, Mr. A. G., Waynesville. — Fred & Sannmie 
Plott, Waynesville. 

Bracket!, Mrs. W. E., Jr., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. 
George Klick, Hendersonville. 

Bradford, Mr. Oscar, Raleigh — Mr. & Mrs. Furman 
Robertson, Waynesville. 

Brank, Mrs. Edna C, Weaverville — Prayer Group of 
Church Street, Weaverville. 

Brown, Mrs. John Loren, Hendersonville — • Mrs. J. V. 
Burgeon, Dr & Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Men's Bible 
Class of First Presbyterian Church, Primary De- 
partment of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
R E. Bezer, Mrs. Sophie Davis, Mr. & Mrs. John 
M'. Griswold, Mr & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mrs. I. H. 
Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Miss Maggie 
Good, Christine H. 'MacMartin, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
A. Allen, Mrs. Marsdon Grubb, Mrs. Walter 0. 
Allen, Mr & Mrs. William J. Neisel, Henderson 
County Soil and Water Conservation District Mrs. 
Frances E. Murdock, Paul Council, Joe Lee Heffner, 
Joe Hamilton, Sitton Allison and Bert Sutton, Mr. 
& Mrs. Marvin B. Smith, M. F. Morrison, Mrs. M. E. 
Gambrell, Mr. & Mrs. J. Bennett Cooper, Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Francis A. Buchanan, D.D.S.. Paul W. Dunlap & 
Robert F. Dunlap, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Mr. & 
Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider, 
Miss Ruth Hillhouse, Mattie and Bob Swackhamer, Dr. 
& Mrs. Richard Porter, Hendersonville. Lucille Wilson, 
Etowah. Mrs. J. F. Bell, Tryon Kiwaj.is Club, Mr. & 
Mrs. Nelson Jackson, Sr., Tryon. Mr. & Mrs. G. Jack- 
son Burney, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Robertson, Stonehaven 
Coffee Club, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. V. R. Guenther 
Tiptop, Indiana. Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Becker, Lemont 
Penn. Mrs. William L. North, Summerfield, N. C 
Mr. & Mrs. Austin Bryant, Miss Rebecca Bryant 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bryant, Mr. & Mrs. I. B 
Young, Mrs. Douglas Simpson, Tommy and Tina 
Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Bryant, Iva, S. C. Mr. 8 
Mrs. James W. Crittendon, Mr. & Mrs. John B 
Ellis, Mrs. Louise Crittendon & Family, Calhoun Falls 
S. C. Mr. & Mrs. William Stone & Family, Mr. & 
Mrs. Wayne Crittendon & Family, Mr. & Mrs. George 
Bryant, Abbeville, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Ross, 
Anderson, S. C. Mr. & Mrs, H. L. McCoy, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles E. Carey, Cindy and Mandy, Starr, 
S. C. Mr. Melville B. Stewart, Pekin, 111. Mr. & Mrs. 
Frederick Becker, Crystal Lake, 111. Mr. & Mrs. Loron 



R. Gillan & Family, Morton, III. Mr. & Mrs. Leon- 
ard Gillan & Family, Lombard, 111. Mr. & Mrs. Jay 
Gillan & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Rayburn J. Becker and 
Mr. & Mrs. David Becker & David, Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald R. Gillan, Tremont, 111. Mrs. Ted R. Ray, 
Clearwater, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Hawes, 
Lansing, Mich. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Landis, Birming- 
ham, Mich. Dr. & Mrs. J. A. Martindale, Dr. 
& Mrs. Robert Martindale and James Martindale, 
Speed, Indiana. Mrs. Louis F. Bunte, Atlanta, Ga. 
Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Wieting, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Bryson, Mr. Troy, Asheville — Mary Pauline Jones, 
Asheville. 

Bryson, Mr. Wade, Horse Shoe, — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

Budge, Miss Bernice, St. Petersburg, Fla. — Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Hendersonville. 

Candler, Mr. W. B., Villa Rica, Ga. — Mrs. Fannie 
B. Pullium, Mrs. Ben Ray, Andrews. 

Capps, Mr. Stanley P. Capps, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
R. E. McClure, Miss Margaret Arthur, Mary Pauline 
Jones, Colonel & Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Margaret 
S. Sicha, Margo Sicha Keck, Mr. & Mrs. Tommie 
Thomas, Mrs. Lula Mae Douglas, Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
M. Douglas, Mrs. Curtis Waldrop & Family, Mrs. 
J. W. Marett, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Mr. & 
l\?lrs. Furman J. Owenby, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, 
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence N. Suttle, Mrs. Mary A. Kearley, 
Miss Ruth Davis, Miss Jean C. Merchant, The Bill 
Butcher Family, Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Schell, Mrs. 
Sara S. Capps, Mrs. Branson Davis, Oteen VA Nurs- 
ing Service, Mrs. Daisy Buckner and Mrs. Evelyn 
Davis, Dietetic Service of VA Hospital, Josephine 
Wojczynski, Haw Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 
Circle #4 of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Hayes R. Connor, Swannanoa. 
Housekeeping Department of WNC Sanatorium, Diet- 
ary Department of WNC Sanatorium, Vada Mills, R. 
N., WNC Sanatorium, Surgical Ward Nurses (Verlie 
Rankin, Victoria Berzins, H. Rusek, Maria Dioquino, 
Ann Tarbert, Judy Ciark, Lucille McKlnney, Louise 
Blankenship, Harold Hensley), Friends at WNC Sana- 
torium, Business Office, WNC Sanatorium, Blue Jay 
Knitting Mills Second and Third Shifts, Mrs. T. V. 
Lusk, Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Chaplain James H. 
Skelton, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Cecil K. Allison, James P. 
Marray, William Massey, Jr., Troy Buchanan, Elbert 
Jones, Eugene Allen, William Darity, Hutch, Mrs. 
Frances W. King, Employees of Alcoholic Rehabili- 
tation Center, Black Mountain. Mrs. Fanny B. Whit- 
low, Cookeville, Tenn. Mr. John Riley, Melrose, 
Mass. Dr. & Mrs. Joel Jensen, Arden. Miss Salijo 
Williams, Mrs. Kytle Williams, Miami, Fla. Flora V. 
Stephens, Richmond, Va. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert B. 
Auerbach, Portsmouth, Va. Miss Bernice G. Schoe- 
len, Portland, Oregon. Mr. R. T. Edmonston, Pom- 
pano Beach, Fla. Mr. Harry F. Scarborough, Sever- 
na Park, Md. 

Carland, Mr. Max L., Sr , Horse Shoe — Vernon and 
Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Cochran, Mrs. Lenoir, Arden — Women of the West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church. 

Cody, Mrs. Annie C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ron 
Gentry and Mrs. Hazel M. Hylton, Franklin. 

Collins, Mr. Robert C. — Mr. & Mrs. N. E. Collins, 
Sr., Camden, S. C. 

Corpening, Mrs. Edna, Asheville — Women of the 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Alex Fortenberry, Shumate Memorial Bible Class, 
Asheville. 

Crawford, Mrs. A., Andrews — Mr, & Mrs. Harry 
Reeves, Andrews. 

Critcher, Mr. Russell, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs, Charles 
A. Mishoe, Asheville, 

Daugherty, Mrs. Janet, Black Mountain — Women of 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Davidson, Mr. G. Kenneth, Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. L. Frady, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Fur- 
man J. Owenby, Asheville. 

Dean, Mrs Ruby Lee, Pompano Beach, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Deeds, Mrs. C. R., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. W. 
Glenn Nelson, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, 
Claire and Dan Waddell, Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. 
Bartels, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Dr. & Mrs. 
A. B. Chidester, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Worley, Mr. & 



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Meskill, Wilmette, 111. 

Dendy, The Rev. William H., Lyman. S. C. — Dr. & 
Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price 
& Leslie, Asheville. Ladies Bible Class of Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Herschel Roberts, Mr. 
& Mrs. E. L. Curtis and Robert L. Curtis, The Staff 
of The Presbyterian Journal, Dorothy H. Bartlett, Mrs. 
John McDowell, Weaverville. 

Dillard, Mr. W. G., Sylva — Mr. 
E. Brintnall, Bryson City. 

Donaldson, Colonel Thomas Quinton, 
Elizabeth R. Donaldson, Etowah. 

Doud, Mrs. Myrtle, Fulton, Indiana — 
Macke Vending Company, Arden. 

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the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, Black Mountain. Mr. & 
Mrs, W, C, Hicklin, Arden, 

Durr, Mr. Andrew, New York — Fred & Helen Hooper, 
Sylva, 

Edwards, Mrs. Lillie, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Fur- 
man Robertson, Waynesville. 

Edwards, Mr. Wesley C, Bald Creek — Circle #6 of 
the Women of the Church of Weaverville Presbyter-, 
ian Church. 

Eisenberg, Mr. Everetle, Savannah, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Etheridge, Mrs. Howard, Elizabeth City, N. C. — Miss 
Laura Cline and Mrs. Elsie Cline, Asheville. 

Evans, Mr. Ben H., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. John 
Q. Schell, Dr. & Mrs. R. E. McClure, Mrs. 
E. L. Stelling and Mrs. Clarice Farr, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles Sawyer & Family, Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, 
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Campbell & Children, Mr. & Mrs. 
M. Graham Price, Miss Ruth Davis, Miss Olive Cros- 
well and Mrs. H. B. Croswell. Miss Jean C. Merchant, 
Mr. & Mrs. Howard A. Warren, Crawford and Lib 
Pearson, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. The 
McElroy Family, Mrs. G. Prescott Fisher and John W. 
Fisher, Dr. & Mrs. Weldon P. Chandler, Women 
of The Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
C. E. George, Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Hall, Mrs. 
A. Cox, Mr. & Mrs. George Gravenstuk, The W. D. 
Lois R. Smith, Weaverville. Mrs. 
Fayetteville. Mr. Arthur H. Mat- 
Board of Trustees of the Pres- 
Childrer, Black Mountain. Mr. 
Bulgin, Franklin. 
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Hoyt Evans, Asheville. 

Fayssoux, Miss Maude, Gastonia — Mrs. C. 
ton, Asheville. 

Fisher, Mr. Harry E., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Claude C. 
McClure, Jr., Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, 
Canton. Mrs. A. P. Ledbetter, Hazelwood. 

Freeman, The Rev. D. R., Knoxville, Tenn. — Mrs. M. 
B, Williamson, Miss Martha Reid Bedinger, Knox- 
ville, Tenn. The Rev. & Mrs. R. E. McClure, Ashe- 
ville. 

Freeman, Mrs. W. T. — Martha B. Barnett, West Col- 
umbia, S. C. 

Galloway, Mr. Robert Thurman, Brevard — Mrs. Albert 
E. Norville, Brevard. 

Gantz, Mrs. Hazel, Ohio — Crawford and Lib Pearson. 
Asheville. 

Garden, Mrs. A. C, Canton — Women of the Canton 
Presayterian Church, Miss Mary E. Gillis, Mrs. Mar- 
garet H. Long, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Betty Lou 
Tate, Mrs. Martha C. Furness, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. 
Foster, Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Scroggs, Thomas Fur- 
ness, Miss Mary Furness, Misses Virginia and Louise 
Slaughter, Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Circle #1 of 
Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. George R. 
Robertson, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, 
Asheville. Miss K. Parley, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada. 
Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Amend, High Point. 

Grigsby, Mrs. Dru, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R. W. 
Foster, Canton. 

Grogan, Mrs. Fred, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. Norville, 
Brevard. 

Hardis, Mr. Henry G., Wilmington, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Talmadge L. Burnette, Bee Tree Forest Community 
Club, Swannanoa. 

Harvey, Mr. Robert B., Radford, Va. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Lewis D. Mitchell, Asheville. 

Harviel, Mr. & Mrs. Jim, Cornelius, N. C. — Alice 
P. English of Lee's Rides, Hendersonville. 

Herndon, Mr. George Everett, Canton. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ray W. Foster, Canton. 

Hickman, Mrs. Joe A. — United Daughters of the 
Confederacy, Chapter #104, Asheville. 

Hoicombe, Irene C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. M. Gra- 
ham Price & Leslie, Asheville. 

Holloway, Mr. James M., Ozark, Ala. — Mrs. C. M. 
Morgan and Mr. B. R. Walsh, Edwards Memorial 
Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. S. R. Ration, Asheville. 

Hooper, Mr. Frank, Hendersonville — Mr. Vernon and 
Mr. Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Huddleston, Mr. S. W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. E. D. 
Heppert, Jr., Kingsport, Tenn. 

Hunter, Mrs. Chartes R., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam H. Van Pelt, Daytona Beach, Fla. Mrs. W. 
McCoy Corkill. Asheville. 

Hyder, Mrs. George M., Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Jones, Mr. Joseph, Lula, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. H. R. 
Hogan and Hannah, Canton. 

Jones, Mrs. Julian Moore, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Kelly, Mr. Phillip J., Hendersonville — Kathleen Rek- 
sten. White Plains, N. Y. Mr. & Mrs. F. S. Storey, 
Laguna Hills, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. G. L. Hardgrove, 
Circle #2 of First Presbyterian Church, Dr. & Mrs. 
Robert B. Hay, Hendersonville. 

Kern, Mr. Charles R., Jr., and Mr. Bryan Kern — Mr. 
& Mrs. Weldon Williamson, Asheville. 

Lanning, Mr. Hiram, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Alonzo H. Pruitt, Jr., Etowah. 

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1973 



FRIENDSHIP CHURCH AND 

PASTOR DISMISSED TO 
VANGUARD PRESBYTERY 

At a meeting of Asheville Presbytery, 
held Tuesday, February 20 at Asheville's 
First Presbyterian Church, action was 
taken to grant the request of the Friend- 
ship Presbyterian Church of Black 
Mountain to be dismissed from the 
presbytery and from the denomination. 

The 88-member church and its pastor, 
the Rev. J. Kemp Hobson, were dis- 
missed to Vanguard Presbytery and were 
to be received by that body at its March 
6 meeting in Atlanta. 

Presbytery adopted the recommenda- 
tion of a special committee chaired by 
the Rev. John C. Neville, Jr.: that it 
"regretfully concur with the session, con- 
gregation and pastor in their request to 
be dismissed, with their property . . ." 
The statement adopted by Presbytery 
went on to state: "It is the committee's 
understanding that this in no way com- 
mends or condones Vanguard Presby- 
tery." 

The Friendship congregation voted 

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH, HIGHLANDS 

The First Presbyterian Church is the 
oldest church edifice in Highlands. It 
stands on a hill above the street on the 
southwest corner of Main and Fifth 
Streets, on a lot donated in the early 
1880's by Mrs. S. T. Kelsey, wife of Mr. 
Kelsey, who laid out and founded the 
town in 1875. 

The family of Mr. S. P. Ravenel of 
Charleston, who had built one of the 
first summer homes here, and other in- 
terested families saw the need of a 
Presbyterian Church in Highlands and 
began to work toward this goal. Mrs. 
Ravenel and her sister, Mrs. Clarissa 
Burt, built the church at their own ex- 
pense. 

Before any church buildings were 
erected in the town, different denomina- 
tions apparently held services in the 
schoolhouse. 

The following record of the First 
Presbyterian minister to come to High- 
lands is found in "A Historical Sketch of 
the Presbytery of Mecklenburg" written 
in 1884: 

"The first Presbyterian minister to la- 
bor here regularly was Rev. A. Melvin 
Cooper of Michigan, who arrived in 
Highlands in June 1879, and began at 



once to teach in the Academy, preach 
regularly and conduct a weekly prayer 
meeting, although in feeble health. After 
closing the fall term of the Academy, he 
went to Norcross, Georgia, where he 
pursued his studies; and connecting him- 
self with the Presbytery of Atlanta, was 
licensed and returned to Highlands in 
the spring. Here he began work with his 
accustomed zeal and energy; but his 
term of service was destined to be short. 
It was manifest to all that his health was 
rapidly declining. He preached his last 
sermon January 9, 1881, and ten days 
afterwards he rested from his labors and 
was buried in the village cemetery. 
"Brother" Cooper was in his 29th year 
.It his death." 

Rev. James E. Fogartie, the second 
minister in this field came December 1, 
1882. Services were held in the school- 
house on 3rd and 4th Sundays at 11:00 
a.m. 

A news item in the December 13, 1883 
issue of the Blue Ridge Enterprise, the 
first newspaper published in Highlands, 
reports: "The workmen are busy laying 
the foundation of the Presbyterian 
Church. The new building will be 60 x 
33 feet with the addition of a north 
front and vestibule on the south. The 
church, when completed, will present an 
imposing appearance from the com- 
manding site it will occupy, and con- 
tribute very materially to the architec- 
tural ornament of our young town." 

The building must have been near 
completion by the end of 1884 as an- 
other item in the November 27 issue of 
the Enterprise of that year reports: "The 
bell in the Presbyterian Church is hung. 
Services will be held soon." 

The Church was dedicated to the 
glory of God on Sunday, September 13, 
1885. The Rev. Arnold W. Miller, D.D. 
of Charlotte, North Carolina, who had 
from the first seen a need for a church 
in Highlands, and who had apparently 
given much assistance along the way, 
preached the dedicatory sermon, and 
Rev. John B. Adger, D.D. of Pendleton, 
South Carolina, assisted in the service. 
Other ministers present were Rev. Fo- 
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March. 1973 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Oves-brook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECOND V. P. — Walter Nelson, Ar- 
den, N. C. 28704 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Samuel Thielman, 
Montreat 

VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 



STATED CLERK 
Asheville First 



Ellen Branberg, 



REGISTRAR — Valerie Owen, West- 
minster 



HISTORIAN 
ster 



Ellen Evans, Westmin- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 

Asheville First, Pat Mastin, 

West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 
Kenil-worth. Danny McLean — West 
Asheville. Patsy Daniels — Montreat. 
Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 



ADULT ADVISOR 
as B. McPhail. 



The Rev. Thom- 



JUNIOR HI COMMITTEE 

PLANS ANOTHER WEEKEND 

The Junior Hi Council of Presbytery's 
Christian Education Committee, 
through its chairman, the Rev. William 
R. Anderson, has announced plans for 
another "overnight weekend" for early 
teenagers and their adult leaders. The 
event will take place at Montreat's As- 
sembly Inn, beginning Friday afternoon. 
May 4 and continuing through Satur- 
day. 

The conference is the third such ga- 
thering promoted by the council and 
will have as its theme "Calling Our Con- 
tinent to Christ", being borrowed from 
Key 73. 

Noted leaders in the fields of youth 
work and Bible study will be on hand 
for this time of fellowship and learning. 
Dr. Ludwig Dewitz, professor from Col- 
umbia Theological Seminary, will key- 
note the meeting on Friday evening. 
Mrs. Mary Garmon, Director of Chris- 
tian Education in the Hopewell Presby- 
terian Church of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, will conduct a class for adult lead- 
ers. A "learning by doing" event will be 
led by the Rev. Gerald Burnside from 
South Carolina. 

A number of Asheville Presbytery pas- 
tors will be involved in teaching and 
providing leadership in recreation and 
fellowship. 

Reservations for teenagers and adults 
should be sent to Asheville Presbytery 
Office c/o the Rev. James Therrell or 
directly to Mr. Therrell. 

HIGHLANDS from page one 
gartie, Pastor, and Rev. W. H. Davis of 
Brevard. The service was attended by a 
large number of people, all denomina- 
tions being represented. 

The church was not organized with 
Elders and Deacons and belonged to the 
organization composed of the members. 
Rev. Fogartie was pastor for four years 
followed by Rev. Jonas T. Wade. Then, 
for a number of years the church was 
without regular pastors. During this 
period visiting ministers supplied the 
pulpit during the summer months. 

On August 15, 1929, a called meeting 
of the Presbytery of Asheville was held 
in the Highlands Church for the "pur- 
pose of organizing a church there, and 
to transact business therewith." A peti- 
tion for organization of a church at 
Highlands was presented to Presbytery 
and nineteen persons" entered into Cove- 
nant to walk together as an organized 
church, and were constituted a church 
according to the Word of God and the 
faith and order of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States." The fol- 
lowing officers were elected: Elders — G. 
W. Marett and Dr. E. R. Gilbert; Dea- 
cons — Henry W. Wright, Henry A. 
Holt, and Lewis C. Rice. 

The new officers were examined, or- 
dained and installed at this time by 
Rev. H. B. Dendy, Superintendent of 
Home Missions for Asheville Presbytery. 

Charles Raymond McCarty, brother 



HENDERSONVILLE YOUTH 
WINS SCHOLARSHIP AT KING 

Three high school seniors are winners 
of King College's 1973 Science Scholar- 
ships, according to an announcement 
by Mr. John H. Caldwell, Director of 
Admissions. 

Jeffrey Alan Rakes of Bristol, Tenn., 
Teresa Jayne Turley of Richlands, Va., 
and Clarence Bruce Bradley of Hender- 
sonville, N. C, are winners of these 
awards made annually in the compet- 
itive science scholarship contest. The 
value of each scholarship varies accord- 
ing to the demonstrated needs of the 
winner, ranging from a minimum of 
1400.00 up to full tuition for each of the 
student's four years. 

The science scholarship program is 
designed to identify and encourage stu- 
dents who display high ability and in- 
terest in the areas of natural sciences 
and mathematics, and who also exhibit ", 
significant traits of scholarship, leader- 
ship, and character. 

of Sidney L. McCarty, Jr. of Highlands, 
was the first minister following the re- 
organization of the church, and held 
the pastorate until his untimely death 
at the age of 31 in 1936. 

Other ministers in the years following 
have been: Robert B. DuPree, 1937-1941 
and 1948-1951, Harold T. Bridgman, 
1941-1954; Jack B. Davidson, 1945-1948; 
Robert M. Hart, 1952-1955; Carl R. 
McCain, 1957-1958; G. Daniel McCall, 
1961-1965; Grover C. Sewell, Jr. 1965- 
1968; Henry J. Mueller, December 1968- ' 
October 1970. 

The present pastor, Raymond D. Bar- 
field, accepted a call from the Church 
and moved to Highlands with his wife 
and two children, Raymond 7 and Car- 
ole 5, in June 1971. He was ordained to 
the Gospel ministry and installed as the 
Pastor of the Church July 25, 1971. Mrs. 
Barfield is the organist and music dir- 
ector. 

The membership of the Chttrch has 
grown from 19 members in 1929 to a- 
bout 120 members today. Eighteen new 
members have been added during the 
past year. 

Prepared by 

Dorothea Harbison 
Clerk of the Session 



FRIENDSHIP from page one 
49-0 on December 31 to petition Pres- 
bytery to be dismissed with its property 
to Vanguard Presbytery. When Pres- 
bytery met on January 23 it named the 
special committee to investigate the mat- 
ter and make recommendations at the 
adjotuned meeting on February 20. 

In other actions, Presbytery adopted 
two overtures. One was from the ses- 
sion of the Dillingham Church relative 
to infant baptism, and the other was 
from the session of the Westminster 
Church asking that the joint committee 
on union with the United Presbyterian 
Church be dismissed. 



March. 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

The United States and North Car- 
oHna flags now fly on an impressive 
flag pole in front of the main building 
at the Presbyterian Home. 

The United States flag was presented 
to the Home by Congressman Roy Tay- 
lor of Black Mountain. In presenting 
the flag, Congressman Taylor noted that 
it had flown over the Capitol Building 
in Washington. 

The North Carolina flag was donated 
and presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ansel 
Smith of Weaverville. Mrs. Smith is a 
member of our Board of Trustees. 

The pole on which the flags fly was 
donated and erected by the Beacon 
Manufacturing Company of Swannan- 
oa. 

Renovation Nears Completion 

All the refurbishing work in the Girl's 
Section of the main dormitory is now 
finished. It includes new lighting fix- 
tures, paneling and painting. Wall to 
wall carpeting was installed some time 
ago. 

Work is now under way to renovate 
the staff quarters. 

New Committee Formed 

Our Board of Trustees has formed a 
new committee on promotion. Its pur- 
pose is to keep the public informed 
about needs and developments at the 
Home. Mrs. Calvin Thielman is chair- 
man. Other members are: Mrs. Ansel 
Smith, Mr. J. R. Lewis, and Mr. E. G. 
Roberts. The Superintendent and the 
Executive Secretary of Presbytery are 
advisory members. 

Robinson to Virginia U 

Word has been received that Joe 
Robinson will be leaving Duke Univer- 
sity to accept a coaching position at the 
University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 



MONTREAT'S 1973 SUMMER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 

Dates 





APRH. BIRTHDAYS 




6 


Karen Howard 


7 


23 


Steve Bates 


17 


23 


Tina Clarke 


11 


23 


Sandra Giber 


16 


23 


Darlene Wiggins 


8 



MEMORIALS from page four 

Shetterly, Mrs. W. B., Manassas, Va. — Craw- 
ford and Lib Pearson, Asheville. 

Shields, Mr. Delbert, Asheville — Sara and 
Bill Austin, Arden. 

Shope, Mr. W. W., Sr., Weaverville — Mr. & 
IVIrs. IVlark Sumner, Sr., iVlr. & IVIrs. Julian 
B. Stepp, Asheville. Miss Josepliine Os- 
borne, Mr. & Mrs. George Gravenstuk, Mrs. 
G. Prescott Fisher, Mr. John W. Fisher, 
Weaverville. 

Shuford, Miss Alice Cornelia, Asheville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Walter W. Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. 
James M. Coleman, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham 
Price & Leslie, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace & 
Ken, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hafner, Mrs. Al- 
len Williamson, Miss Mary Alice Baird, 
Mrs. G. Westbrook Murphy, Mr. & Mrs. Will 
F. Russell, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Arthur, Jr., Mr. 
& Mrs. Arnold R. Phillips, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry G. Fidler, Miss Winifred Lee, Mr. & 
Mrs. John F. Shuford, Dr. & Mrs. C. C. 
Swann, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Cobb, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harmon M. Lee, Mrs. Samuel J. Fisher, Mr. 



Conference 

Assembly-wide Recreation Workshop 

S. C. Men's Conference 



Director 

Mr. Glenn Bannerman 
1205 Palmyra Avenue 
Richmond, Virginia 

Mr. Eugene England 
856 Oleander Drive, SE 
Aiken, South Carolina 



Church School Administrators WorkshopDr. Robert Turner 

200 West Trade Street 



NC Women's Weekend Conference 

N. C. Synodical Training School 

N. C. Christian Education Conference 

Presbyterian Family Conference 

Presbyterian and Synodical Leaders 

Women's Conference 

OPEN 

Music Conference 

National Ministries Conference 

World Missions Conference 

Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship 

Ministers Wives Forum 
Montreat Adult Bible Conference 

Montreat Youth Conference 

Patrons Day 



Charlotte, N. C. 

Mrs. June P. Jones 
1912 Knollwood Drive 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Mrs. June P. Jones 

Dr. Robert Turner 

Dr. E. Lee Sec rest, Jr. 
33 Gilmer Street, S.E. 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 

Dr. Evelyn Green 

341 Ponce de Leon Avenue 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Dr. Evelyn Green 



Mr. William Whitehead 
2344 Center Street 
Bethel, Pennsylvania 

Mr. James T. Womack 
341 Ponce de Leon Avenue 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Mr. Jim Magruder 
P. O. Box 330 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Reverend Lewis Baker 
Route 1, Box 79-A 
Princeton, N. C. 



Dr. Donald Mitchell and 
Rev. Donald Munson, 
Montreat, N. C. 

Dr. B. Clayton Bell 
P. O. Box 728 
Rome, Georgia 



April 29-May 5 

May 19-20 

June 15-17 

June 16-17 

June 18-22 
June 22-28 
June 29-July 2 

July 5-6 

July 7-14 
July 15-17 
July 18-25 

July 25-31 

August 1-7 

August 9-14 

August 16-18 
August 15-19 

August 15-19 

August 18 



& Mrs. Julian B. Stepp, Mr. & Mrs. J. Troy 
Cole, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, 
Circle #3 of The First Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. William Ralph Walls, The John 
Erichson Family, Asheville. 

Sinclair, Mrs. Rollie Mann, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Gates, Dana. 

Smallwood, Mrs. Maxine, Pisgah Forest — Mr. 
& Mrs. Albert Kimzey & Barbara, Arden, 
Carolyn Kimzey, Horse Shoe. 

Starnes, Mr. Jerry F., Dalton, Ga. — Miss 
Dorothy 1. Kiser, Mr. & Mrs. Cyril Zastrow, 
Asheville. 

Steagall, Dr. & Mrs. Robert V., Jr., Roanoke, 
Va. — Mr. & Mrs. James R. Fawcett & 
Family, Asheville. 

Stepp, Mrs. Mary, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert J. Davidson, Swannanoa. 

Strain, Mrs. Murray H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
S. R. Goldman, Mr. & Mrs. Murry A. Mil- 
ler, Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Casper, Mr. & Mrs. 
E. R. Gibbs, Asheville. 

Strong, Mr. Willian Kenyon, West Sand Lake, 
N. Y. — Mr. & Mrs. Ned Morris, Asheville. 

Summerow, Mrs. G. C, Hazelwood — Mr. & 
Mrs. Virgil Smith, Mr. & Mrs. James Shef- 
field, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Ga- 
briel, Alturas, Fla. 

Taylor, Miss Elizabeth, Asheville — Circle #2 
of The First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 
Sarah Upchurch, Mrs. Dorothea W. 



Rhoades, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. R. K. Cat- 
lett, Kellyville, Okla. 

Turner, Miss Tana, Canton — Mrs. Helma C. 
Palen, Clyde. 

Vaughn, Mrs. Edgar, Ironton, O. — Women 
of the Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. W. B. Hawkins, Mrs. Paul Harkins, 
Mrs. W. A. Huskey, Canton. 

Vick, Mr. Alvin Lee, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Edward G. Roberts, Asheville. 

West, Mrs. E. T., Weaverville — Miss Jose- 
phine Osborne, Mrs. Herschel Roberts, 
Weaverville. 

White, Mrs. Lula M. — Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. 
White, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

White, Dr. R. A. Asheville — Women of Grace 
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Bruce A. Elmore, Mrs. G. Westbrook Mur- 
phy, Dr. & Mrs. C. C. Swann, David and 
Edith Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Harmon M. 
Lee, Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dosier, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Roy P. Jordan, Summerville, S. 
C. Mr. John H. Jamison, Fairview. Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles M. White, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Willis, Miss Grace, St. Petersburg, Fla. — 
Miss Anne Sample, Hendersonville. 

Wood, Mrs. Russell, Southport, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. C. V. Holmes, Asheville. 

Yarbrough, Mr. David Lawrence, Myrtle Beach, 
S. C. — Mrs. C. Raymond Smith, Hender- 
sonville. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March, 1973 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Adams, Mrs. Frank E., Augusta, Ga. — Mrs. 

B. R. Howell, Leicester. Mrs. Alice Bunn, 

Asheville. 
Albright, Mr. George McKnighl, Portsmouth, 

Va. — Women of The Presbyterian Church, 
Circle #3 of the Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 
Troy Wyche, Mrs. Hilda Way Gwyn, 
Waynesville. 

Allison, Mr. W. A., Black Mountain — Miss 
Ruby Hall, Miss Caroline Hall, Blacl< Moun- 
tain. 

Baldwin, Lt. Robert, Orangeburg, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. G. Kendall Leemon, Jr., Asheville. 

Barnett, Mrs. Sid, Pisgah Forest — Mr. & Mrs. 
Walter Hutchins, Penrose. 

Brackett, Mrs. W. E., Jr., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Marriotte Stewart, Atlan- 
ta, Ga. 

Brawley, Mr. John M., Birmingham, Ala. — 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Joe A. 
Nucliolls, Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mrs. John Loren, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. 
Gene Usher, Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, 
Circle #3 of First Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Dotson, Mrs. G. C. Richard- 
son, Sr., Mr. G. C. Richardson, Jr., Hen- 
dersonville. Mr. & Mrs. James R. Russell, 
Racine, Wise. Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hartwell, 
Framingham, Mass. Mrs. J. G. Olive & 
Family, Apex, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Milton 
Wayne Lee, Alexandria, Va. Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard C. Tucker, Huntsville, Ala. 

Campbell, Mrs. Julia Berryman, Gainesville, 
Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Woman's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Mrs. Dorothea W. Rhoades, The Rev. & 
Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. Mrs. D. P. 
McGeachy, Jr., Dunedin, Fla. 

Capps, Mr. Stanley P., Asheville — Miss Mary 
Dunn, Hyattsville, Md. Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow 
Freeman, Asheville. 

Carver, Mr. Silas David, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Darwin D. Jordan, Hazelwood. 

Clark, Mrs. Edith Rogers, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred D. Hooper, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thutt, 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunningham, Sylva. 

Cody, Mr. L. Gus, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
H. Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Smathers, Mrs. 
Martha C. Furness, Mrs. Margaret H. Long, 
Mr. Thomas Furness, Canton. 

Conner, Mr. Olen C, Hendersonville — Circle 
#3 of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Corley, Mr. Bill, Miami, Fla. — The Charles 
Mishoe Family, Asheville. 

Davidson, Mr. Kenneth, Sr., Black Mountain — 
Captain & Mrs. D. W. Porter, Kingsport, 



Tenn. 

Delhi, Mr. Ralph Irving, Asheville — Miss Con- 
yers Sluder, First Presbyterian Church 
Choir, Mr. & Mrs. Harmon M. Lee, Mr. & 
Mrs. Gus M. Devlin & Family, Mrs. Mary 
S. Beachboard, Mrs. Milton A. Sullivan, 
Mrs. W. A. Finlay, Mrs. Vance Hoover, 
Asheville. 

Dendy, The Rev. W. H., Lyman, S. C. — Mrs. 
S. W. Huddleston, Asheville. Board of 
Trustees of The Presbyterian Home for 
Children, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Ansel 
Smith & Family, Women of The Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. 

Devore, Mr., Asheville — Ladies' Bible Class 
of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Dittenhaver, Miss Sarah Louise, Asheville — 
Women of Grace Covenant Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. Robert L. Torrence, Alan K. 
Torrence, Karen T. Glenn, Mrs. O. L. Ar- 
nold, Asheville. 

Dunlap, Mrs. Mable Smith, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Jack Franklin, Debbie and Donna, 
Mountain Home. 

Durant, Mrs. Zue L, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. C. 
F. Allison, Mrs. H. Hedrick, Olin Fine Pa- 
per and Film Group, Mr. & Mrs. Willis W. 
Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Moore, Pis- 
gah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brittain, Mrs. 
E. L. Herrick, Mr. & Mrs. James A. Wag- 
oner, Mr. & Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Newland, 
Mrs. Georgiana K. Rose, Brevard. Carolyn 
Kimzey, Mr. Floyd Evans, Claudine K. Evans, 
Horse Shoe. 

Edwards, Mr. Wesley, Ball Creek, N. C. — 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Wea- 
verville. 

Evans, Mr. Ben H., Weaverville — Mrs. How- 
ard P. Bunger, Wheat Ridge, Colo. Mr. & 
Mrs. Woodrow Freeman, Asheville. 

Evans, Mr. Robert J., Asheville — Women of 
The West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Foreman, Colonel Halstead, Asheville — Miss 
Jackie Lyda, Asheville. 

Freeman, Lt. Col. Ira, Weaverville — Circle 
#2 of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Weaverville. 

Hammett, Mrs. Nan, Asheville — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Hawk, The Rev. Carlock, Chapel Hill, N. C. — 
Miss Elsie Cline, Miss Laura Cline, Ashe- 
ville. 

Hawkins, Mr. & Mrs. A. H., Riverside, Calif. — 
Miss Margaret Randolph, Miss Elizabeth 
Randolph, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Miss 
Anne Sample, Miss Katherine Shepherd, 
Miss Ruth Shepherd, Miss Louise Shep- 
herd, Dr. & Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Virginia 
R. Witt, Mrs. Walter Pike, Home Circle of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. J. R. Sandi- 
fer, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock. 

Herbert, Dr. W. P., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John F. Shuford, Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed Is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who dled_ 



at 



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Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Nichols, Asheville. 
Herr, Mrs. Adele, Garden City, L. I., N. Y. — 

Ruth K. Luca, Asheville. 

Hooper, Mr. Leslie B., Hazelwood — Mr. & 
Mrs. Whitener H. Prevost, Waynesville. 

Hunter, Mrs. Charles R., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Guy D. Carpenter, Asheville. 

Johnson, Former President Lyndon B., John- 
son City, Tex. — Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flat- 
ow, Asheville. 

Jones, Mr. Herbert, Asheville — Mrs. C. R. 
Sumner, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Kelly, Mrs. Bertha, Joliet, III. — Women of 
The Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Kimmel, Miss Katherine, Washington, D. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. F. Donoho, Asheville. 

King, Mrs. Frances, Black Mountain — Grad- 
uate Nurses of W.N.C. Sanatorium, Black 
Mountain. 

Kronenfeld, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. L. B. Barber, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Walter 
Carpenter, Hendersonville. 

Lancaster, Mrs. J. Earl, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Robert J. Swackhamer, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mary 
Smyth Sunday School Class of First Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Frank- 
lin, Home Circle of First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock. 

Lawrence, Mrs., Lancaster, Pa. — Miss Mary 
Dunn, Hyattsville, Md. 

Ledford, Mr. Robert, Jr., Arden — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert F. Kimzey, Arden. 

Lowe, Alva H., Greenville, S. C. — Mrs. J. R. 
Sandifer, Hendersonville. 

Macke, Mr. Alan, West Palm Beach, Fla. — 
Captain & Mrs. James M. Drake, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Magrew, Mr. Ben A., Clearwater, Fla. — Mrs. 
B. A. Magrew, Hendersonville. 

Massey, Mrs. Pearl, Columbus, Ga. — Sun- 
day School Class #3 of The Presbyter- 
ian Church, Franklin. 

Maxwell, Mrs. M. T., Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Mr. 
& Mrs. John E. Thomas, Brevard. Miss 
Josephine Osborne, Weaverville. 

McDuftie, Mrs. A. L., Black Mountain — Mr. 
& Mrs. Harold T. Bridgman, Women of The 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black 
Mountain. 

McGuire, Mrs. Lenora Fanning, Asheville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, Asheville. 

McLemore, Mr. J. Hennen, Morganton, N. C. 
— Mr. & Mrs. 0. L. Norment, Asheville. 

McNeill, Mr. Milton, Asheville — Mrs. Stan- 
ley P. Capps, Asheville. 

Means, Mrs. Kenneth D., Flat Rock — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray E. Loring, Milwaukee, Wise. Mr. & 
Mrs. Paul G. Perry, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Millender, Dr. Charles White, Asheville — Mrs. 
Alice A. Carter, Mrs. Starr A. Sutherland, 
Asheville. 

Neighbors, Mr. Frank, Alexander, N. C. — 
Senior High Sunday School Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, 3-M Sun- 
day School Class of West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Women of The West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Nelson, Mr. Wendell A., Calif. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gary G. Flatow, Mr. & Mrs. Murry A. Mil- 
ler, Asheville. 

Newland, The Rev. H. Reed, Dawson, Ga. — 
Women of the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, Black Mountain. 

Phillips, Mrs. Hubert, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Edward Cole, Weaverville. 

Plemmons, Mrs. Ben, Candler — Lucille Wil- 
son, Etowah. 

Porter, Mrs. Carrie, Swannanoa — Betty and 
Sam Alexander, Swannanoa. 

Prichard, Mr. Arthur L., Harriman, Tenn. — 
David and Edith Alexander, Asheville. 

Roach, Mr. Earl Butler, Charlotte — Mrs. C. 
Raymond Smith, Hendersonville. 

Sams, Mrs. K. W., Richmond, Va. — Dr. & 
Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville. Mrs. Ben H. 
Evans, Weaverville. 

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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



APRIL 1973 

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the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
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Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, D.D., Editor 

40 Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

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Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

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Vol. LXIV 



April 
No. 4 



1973 



SYNOD "B" CONVENTION 
MEETS AT GREENSBORO 

The new regional synod, formerly 
known as Synod "B", met in Greens- 
boro's First Presbyterian Church on 
March 13-14 and adopted as its official 
naine the Synod of North Carolina. Of 
the seven new synods being established, 
the Synod of North Carolina is the only 
one whose boundaries are no more and 
no less than the boundaries of one state. 

The Rev. John Mack Walker of 
Roanoke Rapids was elected moderator 
of the body to replace Dr. E. Lee 
S toff el who has moved from the synod 
since the last meeting in Charlotte on 
November 30, 1971. 

Dr. A. Allen Gardner of Asheville pre- 
sented the report of the Credentials 
Committee. 

Another member of Asheville Pres- 
bytery, the Rev. David Parks of Weaver- 
ville, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Presbytery Boundaries. This 
report, which was adopted unanimously, 
recommended that Asheville Presbytery 
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VAUGHN TO BE INAUGURATED 
AS MONTREAT PRESIDENT 

Dr. L. Nelson Bell, Moderator of the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S., will be the 
key speaker at the inauguration of Silas 
M. Vaughn as President of Montreat- 
Anderson College on May 5, 1973. Cere- 
monies will begin at 3:30 in Gaither 
Chapel. 

Mr. Vaughn, 47, succeeded Dr. C. 
Grier Davis as President of the Moun- 
tain Retreat Association and Montreat- 
Anderson College on June 1, 1972. The 
new President was the former director 
of administration at UNC-Charlotte. He 
has. served as chairman of the State of 
North Carolina Advisory Committee on 
Higher Education facilities; and has 
been a consultant for Gardner-Webb 
College, Kittrell College, Johnson C. 
Smith University, St. Augustine"s Col- 
lege, the Academy on Education De- 
velopment (Ford Foundation) , and the 
N. C. State Board of Higher Education. 
Other previous professional experience 
includes chief business officer at St. 
Andrews Presbyterian College and head 
of the business department at Gordon 
Military College and Presbyterian Ju- 
nior College. 

His inauguration will be the main 
event of alumni and commencement 
weekend at Montreat-Anderson. 

Alumni Day, May 5, will begin with 
a breakfast for all sophomores prepared 
by the faculty. An alumni business meet- 
ing will be held after breakfast in the 
new Bell Library. The alumni luncheon 
will be held in the Assembly Inn and 
followed by inauguration ceremonies in 
the afternoon. After the inauguration 
there will be a reception in the Assem- 
bly Inn. Later that evening, Mr. George 
Darden will perform as guest pianist in 
a special memorial concert in honor of 
the late Miss Elizabeth S. Hoyt, a 
teacher at the college for many years. 
The concert will be held in Gaither 
Chapel at 8:00 p.m. and donations will 
be received for the Hoyt Scholarship 
Fund at the college. 

On Sunday, May 6, there will be a 



PRESBYTERY RECEIVES 
MUNSON, DISMISSES TAYLOR 

The Spring meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery was held Tuesday, April 10 at 
the First Presbyterian Church of Hen- 
dersonville. 

. The meeting was presided over by the 
Moderator, Elder Wesley J. Potter of 
Westminster Church. The communion 
service was conducted by the host pas- 
tor, the Rev. John C. Neville and by 
the Rev. Richard A. Curnow, Jr., pastor 
of tlie^ Malvern Hills Church. 

After examination, presbytery received 
from Knoxville Presbytery the Rev. W. 
Donald Munson, who lives in Montreal 
and is a member of the faculty at Mon- 
treat-Anderson College. 

Presbytery heard and granted the re- 
quest of the Rev. G. Aiken Taylor that 
he be dismissed to the Reformed Pres- 
byterian Church Evangelical Synod. Dr. 
Taylor is Editor of The Presbyterian 
Journal and has been a member of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery since 1959. 

Presbytery also acted to dissolve the 
pastoral relation between the Rev. Hugh 
L. Eichelberger and the Trinity Church 
of Hendersonville in order that Mr. Ei- 
chelberger may accept a position with 
the Professional Development Division 
of the General Assembly. (See story on 
page 3.) 

The report of the special committee 
on Presbytery's Manual was presented 
by its chairman, the Rev. John C. Ne- 
ville. The new manual was adopted on 
a unanimous vote and will be duplicated 
and distributed in the near future. 

The Rev. J. Edward Bates was named 
Moderator in Nomination and is ex- 
pected to preside at the next regular 
meeting of presbytery, which will be 
held Tuesday, July 10 at the Canton 
Presbyterian Church. 

baccalaureate sermon at 11:00 a.m. and 
commencement exercises at 2:00 p.m. 
Both will be held in Gaither Chapel. Dr. 
Calvin Thielman, Chaplain to the col- 
lege, will preach the baccalaureate. 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. Hoyt Evans. Treasurer Don C. mcKenzie. superintendent 

40 church street. asheville. n. c. r.f.d. i. black mountain. n. c. 

Tel. Asheville. 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa. 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1973 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1971-1972 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE president — Mrs. T. N. Ren- 
shaw, Sugar Loaf Road, Henderson- 
ville, N. C. 28739 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Kent Rogers, Route 1, Fox Chase 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. E. Elliott, 
Route 4, Box 367, Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. E. L. Dorsey, Route 
3, Box 322, Hendersonville, N. C. 
28739 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Frank Huggins, Jr., 
— Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — Rufus Summerrow, Box 
5, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

SECOND V. P. — Walter Nelson, Ar- 
den, N. C. 28704 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Nelson 
Johnson, Route 2, 340 Sycamore Dr., 
Arden, N. C. 28704 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR — Samuel Thielman, 
Montreat 

VICE-MODERATOR — Steve Coston, 
Swannanoa 

TREASURER — Richard Goswick, Hen- 
dersonville First 

STATED CLERK — Ellen Branberg, 
Asheville First 

REGISTRAR — Valerie Owen, Weit- 
minster 



HISTORIAN 
ster 



Ellen Evans, Westmin- 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Al Gardner, 
Asheville First, — Pat Mastin, — 
West Asheville, Ann McCartney — 
Kenilworth. Danny McLean — West 
Asheville. Patsy Daniels — Montreat. 
Bobby Ferguson — Swannanoa 



ADULT ADVISOR 
as B. McPhail. 



The Rev. Thom- 



THE NEW WORSHIPBOOK — 
SERVICES AND HYMNS 

The complete new Worshipbook — 
Services and Hymns was released in De- 
cember, 1972. It is the successor to The 
Book of Common Worship (1946) and, 
for many congregations, a successor to 
The Hymnal (1933) or The Hymnbook 
(1955) . 

The following is an attempt to share 
some observations and comments on the 
musical responses and hymns section in- 
cluded in this excellent new collection 
of materials for use in Presbyterian wor- 
ship: 

1. In the Preface it states that, "Its 
provision for the careful integration of 
liturgical and musical materials follows 
the best theology and practice of Re- 
formed Worship." The hymns and re- 
sponses provide music that is a part of 
and not apart from worship and was 
chosen to go with, although not limited 
to, the services provided. 

2. Approximately half of the hymns 
are new. Some old favorites have been 
dropped along with certain sections, 
such as hymns for the young and ser- 
vice music. According to a review 
by Horace T. Allen, Jr. (Reformed Lit- 
urgy and Music, Winter 1972-73, pub- 
lished by Presbyterian Association of 
musicians) the new hymnal is "truly 
catholic, truly evangelical, truly re- 
form.ed ..." 

3. New sets of musical responses have 
been included to go with the different 
type services. 

4. Some contemporary and folk-style 
responses and hymns have been added 
which should broaden its appeal, es- 
pecially to young people. 

5. The Indexes are greatly simplified: 
The hymns themselves are arranged in 
alphabetical order; The Guide for the 
Use of Hymns, which replaces the old 
Topical Index, includes only thirty-five 
categories arranged under six major 
headings. These categories greatly sim- 
plify the unwieldy topical arrangement; 
an updated index of scripture allusions 
will greatly facilitate finding suitable 
hymns to go with the readings used in 
a particular service. 

6. The wording is in the best current 
American usage: You takes the place of 
Thee, Thou and Ye; Your replaces Thy; 
Have is used instead of Hast. 

7. Wherever possible the third person 
plural rather than singular pronouns are 
used to affirm the corporate nature of 
worship. 

8. The keys (pitches) of the hymns 
are generall lower which should encour- 
age better congregational participation. 

9. Among the additions are new Ne- 
gro spirituals along with American Ind- 
ian, Appalachian and Southern Hymns. 

10. In the less formal hymns, chords 
for guitar and other folk-type instru- 
ments are included for accompaniment. 

The Worshipbook committee included 
several outstanding raiusicians and theo- 
logians. Prominent among them were — 



WOMEN OF PRESBYTERY 
TO MEET APRIL 26 

The sixty-seventh annual meeting of 
the Women of the Church of Asheville 
Presbytery, will be held at the Bryson 
City Presbyterian Church Thursday, 
April 26th. The Council will convene at 
9:15 a.m. Registration and coffee hour 
will be conducted at 9:30. Presiding at 
this meeting will be Mrs. Harold Bor- 
chert, president of the organization. 

The inspirational address will be 
given by Mrs. John Sommerville, mis- 
sionary to Korea, now on furlough at 
Montreat. Other participants at the meet- 
ing will include: Dr. Donald Mitchell, 
Dean at Montreat-Anderson College; 
Mr. Don McKenzie, superintendent of 
the Presbyterian Home, and the Rev. B. 
Hoyt Evans, Executive Secretary of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. 

New officers will be elected and in- 
stalled. Three voting members are to be 
present from each local church, the 
president and two other delegates or 
their alternates. 

Mrs. John Crawford, Ecumenical Mis- 
sion and Relations chairman, presented 
the Birthday objective for this year to 
the five district chairmen at a special 
meeting held recently. If any church 
wishes any further information concern- 
ing the objective, they should contact 
Mrs. Crawford as soon as possible. 

The annual Presbyterial retreat will 
be held this year at Lambuth Inn, Lake 
Junaluska May 25-26., beginning with 
dinner at 6:30 p.m. and going through 
lunch of the next day. The cost, includ- 
ing board and room, is fifteen dollars per 
person. Reservations should be submitted 
to Mrs. Borchert by May 18th. 



Frank A. Brooks, Jr. (Formerly Office of i| 
Music and Worship) ; Robert McAfee 
Brown (Formerly Union Theological 
Seminary, N.Y.C.) ; Richard M. Peek 
(Covenant Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte) ; James Rawlings Sydnor (Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond) ; Hu- 
bert V. Taylor (Columbia Theological 
Seminary, Decatur) ; James T. Womack | 
(Board of National Ministries) . 

In my opinion, the most significant 
changes affecting the music are the new 
responses, the inclusion of contemporary 
and folk-style hymns, current American 
language, lower keys for singing, and, in 
the Worshipbook, the expanded lexion- 
ary (scripture readings now cover three 
years rather than one allowing an even 
wider choice of hymns to go with the 
readings) . These changes alone should 
commend the adoption of the new 
Worshipbook — Services and Hymns to 
our congregations. 

Larry Skinner, Choir Director 

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, N. C. 



pril. 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

All the people at the Home are proper- 
' proud when any of our "family mem- 
ers" accomplish something worthwhile, 
our of our young people reach an im- 
ortant mile stone this spring. Two are 
ampleting their courses of study in 
inior college, and two are graduating 
■om high school. 

James Bell and Enoch (Sandy) Pra- 
ler will be graduating from Lees-Mc- 
Lae College at the end of the present 
;rm. Both are planning to continue 
leir college education at Virginia Com- 
lonwealth University in Richmond be- 
inning in the fall of this year. 




Elizabeth Edwards and 
Melanie Hyatt 

Elizabeth Edwards and Melanie Hyatt 
vill be graduating from Owen High 
khool. Both have made splendid records 
IS students and leaders while at Owen. 

Elizabeth is already enrolled at West- 
ern Carolina University, and plans to be- 
^in her work there this fall majoring 
in speech therapy. 

Melanie will be attending King Col- 
lege and has been awarded several out- 
itanding scholarships. According to a 
recent announcement made by the col- 
lege, she has been named a King Scholar, 
a King Fellow, and will receive an Edu- 
cation Opportunity Grant and a College 
Workship. 



MAY BIRTHDAYS 

day 

14 Karla Buckner 

14 Keila Buckner 



age 
8 



PRESBYTERY MEN'S RALLY 
MAY 24 AT CAMP SITE 

Mr. Frank Huggins, Jr., President, 
has announced that the Spring Rally of 
the Men of the Church in Asheville 
Presbytery will be held at Presbytery's 
Camp on Thursday, May 24. 

A traditional cookout supper is be- 
ing planned. 

The program for the meeting will be 
under the direction of the Rev. Harold 
Borchert and will feature the work and 
development of Presbytery's Camp. 



NEWTON HONORED AT 
MONTREAT 

Dr. John T. Newton, professor of Bible 
at Montreat-Anderson College, and a 
member of Asheville Presbytery was pre- 
sented the Teacher of the Year Award 
at the college during a dinner given by 
the students Tuesday, March 20, in 
honor of the faculty and staff of the 
college. The ceremonies at the Assembly 
Inn began with a program of music by 
the "General Assembly", the college 
choral group. 

During the evening, the students rec- 
ognized Mrs. Florence Reed and Miss 
Elizabeth Wilson, both dorm mothers to 
the girls. Both Mrs. Reed and Miss 
Wilson are retiring this year and the 
students, represented by student body 
President Mark Emblidge, presented the 
ladies with gifts of appreciation. The 
students applauded the two retiring staff 
members with a standing ovation. They 
then turned to sing happy birthday to 
both Miss Wilson and the college Presi- 
dent, Silas M. Vaughn, presenting them 
with cakes and flowers. 

The faculty and staff of the college 
were then recognized and presented with 
letters of appreciation from the student 
body. Following these ceremonies Dr. 
Donald R. Mitchell, Dean of the College, 
presented the Faculty of the Year Award 
to Dr. Newton. The gift, donated by a 
trustee of the college, will enable Dr. 
Newton to travel to St. Andrews, Scot- 
land, this summer and attend the Fourth 
Annual American Summer Institute at 
St. Andrews University in July and also 
travel in the British Isles. 

Dr. Newton and his wife will travel to 
Scotland this July. 



CORRECTION 

The article concerning the Highlands 
Presbyterian Church which appeared in 
last month's issue of Our Mountain 
Work mistakenly stated that the Rev. 
Harold Bridgman's pastorate was 1941- 
54. It should have read 1941-43. 



JUNIOR HI RALLY 
MAY 4-5 

Another Junior Hi Rally under the 
sponsorship of Presbytery's Junior Hi 
Council will be held at Montreat on 
Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5. 

Reservations for both teenagers and 
adults may be sent to the Rev. James 
J. Therrell, Route 2, Horse Shoe, N. C. 
28742 or to Presbytery's Office in care of 
Mr. Therrell. 



INTERPRETER'S BIBLE 
WANTED 

Any of our readers who have a set of 
Interpreter's Bible Commentaries which 
they desire to sell are asked to call Pres- 
bytery's Office. 



HUGH EICHELBERGER 
CALLED TO ASSEMBLY POST 

The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., 
pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church 
in Hendersonville, has been called to 
become Coordinator of Pastoral Care and 
Career Development for the General As- 
sembly. 

He will assume his responsibilities the 
first of May. He will be attached to the 
General Assembly's Committee on the 
Minister and His Work for the balance 
of 1973 and will move to the General 
Executive Board's permanent staff Jan. 
1. 

Eichelberger will be responsible for 
making available resources for counsel- 
ing ministers and their families, for 
clergy career development and for clergy 
support systems. 

He also is expected to establish region- 
al networks of personnel engaged in 
pastoral care and will function as a re- 
ferral resource for presbytery Commis- 
sions on the Minister and His Work and 
for individual ministers. 

He has been pastor of Trinity church 
since 1965. He was pastor at Rock Pres- 
byterian Church, Greenwood, S. C, 1962- 
64. 

Mrs. Eichelberger is the former Pris- 
cilla Dickson of Anderson, S. C. They 
have four children: Sandra Elizabeth, 
Julia Leigh, Anne Miriam and Hugh Lee 
Eichelberger III. 



SYNOD from page one 

enter the new synod with its present 
boundaries and that the counties of 
Yancy, Mitchell, and Avery (which 
formerly belonged to Holston Presby- 
tery) be joined to Concord Presbytey. 

Asheville Presbytery people named to 
the twenty-member Transition Commit- 
tee are Mr. W. M. Sessler of First Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville and the Rev. 
Robert S. Busey, pastor of Grace Cove- 
nant Church. The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
was nominated to be one of the synod's 
representatives on the General Executive 
Board of the General Assembly. 

The organizational meeting of the 
new synod will take place at Richmond, 
Virginia on June 5 and 6 in conjunction 
with the already scheduled meeting of 
the former North Carolina Synod, and 
the effective date for the new synod 
will be July 1, 1973. Recognizing that 
the fourteen Western North Carolina 
counties, now in the Synod of Appa- 
lachia, are not a part of the present 
N. C. Synod and that they are fartherest 
from Richmond, it was voted at the 
Greensboro meeting that the Transition- 
al Committee should provide transporta- 
tion for ministers and representatives 
from this area to the Richmond meet- 
ing. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1973 



ii^mnrtal (gtfta 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Allen, Miss Lena, Asheville — Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Mrs. Isaac T. Avery, Sr., Canton. 

Allison, Mr. W. A., Black Mountain — Mr. 
& Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

Anderson, Mrs. Sybil, Marion, Ind. — Carolyn 
Brown, Horse Shoe. 

Arthur, Mr. J. W., Ashevile — Mrs. Mary R. 
White, Asheville. 

Ashley, Mrs. George, Fort Mills, S.C. — Mal- 
vern Hills Presbytreian Church, Asheville. 

Baumgartner, Elizabeth H., Asheville — Dr. 
Ira Baumgartner, Asheville. 

Beseke, Mrs. Stella, Hendersonville — Evening 
Circle of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Bracket!, Mrs. W. E., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Forrest Gardner, Hendersonville. 

Brawley, Mr. John M., Birmingham, Ate. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Walter Gilstrap, Mrs. Walter Pike, 
Mrs. Harriette Fowler, Miss Ashleigh Anne 
Woerner, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock. 

Brown, Mrs. John Loren, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Harriette Fowler, Miss Ashleigh Anne 
Woerner, Mrs. Forrest Gardner, Henderson- 
ville. Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Marble, Chest- 
nut Hill, Mass. Mrs. Lucille Swaney, Nor- 
folk, Va. 

Burleson, Mr. James V., Barn.ardsville, N.C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. George Gravenstuk, Weaver- 
ville. 

Campbell, Jimmy, York S.C. — Mr. & Mrs. W. 
Campbell, Jr., Etowah. 

Campbell, Mrs. Julia B., Gainesville, GA. — 
Rev & Mrs. Henry Lofquist, Greenville, N.C. 

Cannon, Mrs. Fletcher, Tampa, FLA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John P. Dosier, Asheville. 

Capps, Mr. Stanley P., Asheville — Cora 
Elizabeth Morrison, Washington, D. C. 

Chaney, Mrs. Elizabeth, Weaverville — Circle 
No. 1 of Weaverville Presbyterian Church. 

Clark, Mr. S. L. Clark, Chesterfield, S.C. — 
Mrs. Isabelle Reed and Family, Henderson- 
ville. 

Cody, Mr. L. Gus, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. James 
E. Harkins, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Gardner J. 
Calvin, Canton. 

Cutshall, Mrs. Joe, Weaverville — Martha Lee 
Sawyer, Mrs. Alice McDowell, Mr. & Mrs. 
B. K. Glasgow and Ed, Circle No. 2 and 
Circle No. 6 of the Weaverville Presbyterian 
Church, Ladies Bible Class of Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Brooks Ray, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham 
Price & Leslie, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Sams, 
Asheville. 

Davidson, Mr. Kenneth, Sr., Black Mountain, — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Hensley, Gastonia. The J. S. 
Higdon Family, Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie 
Craig, Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Craig, Mr. & Mrs. 



Frank L. Huggins, Sr., Swannanoa. Mr. & 
Mrs. W. H. McMurray, Jr., Black Mountain. 

Davis, Mrs. Minnie Price, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E. Egeler, Mrs. Sally 
P. Stokes, Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Williams, 
Mrs. Walter Pike, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. 
Williams, Mr. & Mrs. James Root III, Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 
Flanagan, Hendersonville. Mr. W. O. Nix 
and Billie, Mr. & Mrs. Dean Ward, East Flat 
Rock. Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Delhi, Mr. Ralph I., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Albert Berry, Asheville. Misses Caroline and 
Emily Sharp, Mrs. Milton Lankford, Jackson, 
Tenn. 

Dendy, The Rev. W. H., Lyman, S.C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

Durant, Mrs. Zue L., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Veigl, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Barnett, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank G. Carr, Circle No. 2 of Brevard- 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles W. Davis, Brevard. 

Dykhuizen, Mr. Fred, New Orleans, La. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 

Frisbee, Mrs. Virginia, Asheville — Dr. D. W. 
Brosnan, Asheville. 

Gardner, Mrs. John J., III., Greensboro, N.C. 
— Primary Department of First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville. 

Grigsby, Mrs. C. C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Hazen, Mr. David G., Marshall — Mr. & Mrs. 
George L. Thomas, Weaverville. 

Herbert, Dr. W. Pinkney, Asheville — Mrs. S. 
J. Pegram, Asheville. 

Jarvis, Mr. Roy Eugene, Asheville — Mrs. Ray 
J. Douglas, Asheville. 

Justice, Mrs. Florence, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 

Kelly, Mr. P. J., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. S. Oyster, Hendersonville. 

Kronenfeld, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Forrest Gardner, Hendersonville. 

Lancaster, Mrs. J. E., Hendersonvile — Mrs. 
Ethel L. Weaver, Tryon. Miss Ashleigh Anne 
Woerner, Mrs. Forrest Gardner, Henderson- 
ville. 

Lineberger, Mrs. Marie A., Mount Holly, N.C. — 
Laura and Elsie Cline, Asheville. 

Lockhart, Mrs. R. L., Gordon, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Mason, Miss Sally, Spartanburg, S.C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. George L Thomas and John, Weaver- 
ville. 

MoDuffie, Mrs. Lacy, Black Mountain — Mrs. 
W. G. Thomas, Asheville. 

McFalls, Mrs. Vernon, Leicester, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville. 

McGuire, Mrs. Walter, Asheville — Mrs. Mary 
Jane Pegram, Asheville. 

Mease, Mr. Edgar White, Waynesvile — Jack 
& Nellie McCracken and Family, Waynes- 
ville. 

Miller, Mrs. Frank, St. Petersburg, FLA. — Mr. 
& Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Mitchell, Mrs. Florence, Bluemont, VA. — Miss 
Sara Goforth, Asheville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed Is $ In Memory Of 



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Who died. 



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Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Norment, Mr. O. L. Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Hugh Mauney, Mr. & Mrs. P. M. Raymer, 

Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 

Friday Book Club, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph M. 

Nelson, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Sawyer, Mr. & Mrs. 

Wm. C. Wester, Asheville. 
Orr, Mrs. Sara E., New York, N.Y. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Hugh Mauney, Asheville. 
Plemmons, Mrs. Willie Lou, Old Fort, N.C. — 

Mrs. W. W. Ballew, Frances and Mildred, 

Asheville. 
Porter, Mrs. Carrie D., Swannanoa — Mr. & 

Mrs. W. H. McMurray, Jr., Black Mountain. 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Huggins, Sr., Swannan- 
oa. 
Rathbone, Mr. Walter, Clyde, N.C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Whitener Prevost, Waynesville. 
Reed, Mrs. Robert M., Asheville, — Mr. & 

Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, Asheville. 
Sharp, Mr. Roy R., Leicester — Mr. & Mrs. 

W. D. Robertson, Canton. 
Shillinglaw, Mr. G. O., Asheville — Edward 

Memorial Bible Class of West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Claude Bolton 

and Miss Alice Slagle, Sunday School Class 

No. 3 of The Franklin Presbyterian Church, 

The J. A. Flanagan Sunday School Class, 

Franklin. Women of West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church. 
Shope, Mr. W. W., Sr., Weaverville — Mrs. 

William Clifton Lett, Asheville. 
Shuford, Miss Alice, Asheville — Mrs. Mildred 

B White, Fortnightly Club, Dr. & Mrs. Albert 

Berry, Asheville. 
Siler, Miss Louise, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Mark R. Lawler, Circle No. 1 of Weaverville 

Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Roy T. 

Reed, Mr. & Mrs. B. K. Glasgow, Mrs. John 

C. McDowell, Miss Josephine Osborne, Mrs. 

Herschel Roberts, Mrs. A. Cox, Weaverville. 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Smith, Hendersonville. 

Miss Marguerite Rochat, Mr. & Mrs. M. 

Graham Price & Leslie, Asheville. Mrs. David 

F. Brittle, Silver Spring, Md. 
Sims, Mr. Nathan A., Spartanburg, S.C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. J. W. McCrary, Mrs. James 

Harberson, Hendersonville. 
Singletary, Mirs. W. O., Greenville, S.C. — Mrs. 

J. R. Sandifer, Hendersonville. 
Smathers, Mr. Jesse T., Canton — Jack & 

Nellie McCracken & Family, Waynesville. 
Smith, Mr. Grady, Winston-Salem, N.C. — Mr. 

Ralph L Summerrow, Hazelwood. 
Smithson, Mrs. Sara A. and Smithson, Mr. N. 

D., Jr., Asheville — Mrs. May A. Dunn, Ashe- 
ville. 
Slott, Mrs. Fred, Bailey, N.C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

C. H. Bolton, Miss Alice Slagle, The J. A. 

Flanagan Sunday School Class, Franklin. 
Suttle, Mr. Harry M., Asheville — Mrs. Wade 

Elliott, Asheville. 
Tallent, Mrs. Leona M. Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ron Gentry & Hazel Hylton, Franklin. 
Thomson, Mr. Edward O., Bardenton, Fla. — 

Mrs. Martha C. Furness, Canton. 
Todd, Mr. Virgil, Yadkinville — Lakey Gap 

Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 
Usher Mr. L. J., Lyons, GA. — Mrs. Harriette 

Fowler, Miss Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Hen- 
dersonville. 
Vick, Mr. Al, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Donald 

C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. J. 

Paul Teal, Jr., Asheville. 
Waters, Mr. Dewey A., Hendersonville — Dr. 

& Mrs. Paul Hill, Hendersonville. 
White, Dr. R. A., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. W. M. 

Watson, Washington, D. C. Mr. & Mrs. 

Harlan L. White, Bradenton, Fla. 
Williams, Mrs. Hugh L., Chattanooga, Tenn. — 

Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price & Leslie, Mrs. 

Walter M. Harbin, Asheville. Circle No. 2 

of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 

Carl Teague, Mr. & Mrs. B. K. Glasgow, 

Weaverville. 
Wood, Mr. H. Jenning, Manning, S.C. — Mrs. 

Sarah G. Glisson, Bluffton, S. C. 
Woods, Wendy, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Ron 

Gentry, Sylva. j 

York, Mrs. D. D., Waynesville — Jack & Nelliej 

McCracken & Family, Waynesville. 




SINCE 1910 



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Vol. LXIV 



May-June 
Nos. 5 and 6 



1973 



NEW DENOMINATION 
TO BE FORMED 

A stox'Y from Presbyterian News Ser- 
vice, an agency of Assembly's General 
Council, reports a meeting held in At- 
lanta on May 18-19 at which a step was 
taken toward the establishment of a 
new Presbyterian denomination. 

"By a vote of 349-16, delegates to a 
convocation of sessions' committed them- 
selves to forming a new church before 
the end of the year." 

"The two-day meeting at Westminster 
Presbyterian Church was attended by 
460 voting delegates from 261 churches 
with a combined membership of 70, 800. 
Anotlier 400 observers from 89 congre- 
gations overflowed the 575-seat auditor- 
ium, with many viewing proceedings in 
adjoining rooms by closed-circuit tele- 
vision. 

A 40-member Organizing Committee 
was chosen to prepare for an advisory 
convention to be held in August in 
Asheville, N. C. Asheville Presbytery 
members on this committee are the Rev. 
Harold Borchert and the Rev. John C. 
Neville, Jr. 




KENILWORTH PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

On Sunday, December 29, 1933, twen- 
ty-seven persons met in what is now the 
manse for a worship service that was to 
lead to the formal establishment of the 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church at the 
Newton Academy School on Easter Sun- 
day afternoon April 1, 1934. Shortly 
thereafter a lot was purchased at 123 
Kenilworth Road and by June 1934 ser- 
vices were held in a newly built church 
which today is referred to as the old 
church. On June 18, 1934 the Reverend 
Paul N. Gresham was installed as pastor, 
serving faithfully for twenty-four years. 
Our church grew rapidly and by Septem- 
ber 1948 ground was broken for the new 
church and sanctuary and on July 10, 
1949 services were held in the new 
church with an overflowing congrega- 
tion. 

Following Mr. Gresham's retirement 
he was succeeded by the Reverend Jos- 
eph L. Auten who served as pastor from 
1959 to 1964. Under his leadership the 
Fellowship Hall was built. Called to 
Texas in 1964, Mr. Auten was succeeded 
by the Reverend J. Edward Bates who 
is our present pastor. 

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APPALACHIA SYNOD HOLDS 
LAST MEETING 

The fifty-ninth and last annual meet- 
ing of the Synod of Appalachia was held 
at the historic Sinking Spring Presby- 
terian Church in Abingdon, Virginia on 
May 22 and 23, 1973. 

The Rev. James B. Hollenhead, D.D. 
of Richlands, Virginia, as retiring Mod- 
erator, preached the opening sermon. 
The traditional communion service was 
conducted by the host pastors, Dr. Rich- 
ard Taylor and the Rev. Doris Rossell. 

The Rev. Morris Warren, pastor of the 
Waverley Road Presbyterian Church of 
Kingsport, Tennessee, was elected Mod- 
erator. 

Synod heard reports from its commit- 
tees, most of which were in the nature of 
information concerning concluding ac- 
tivities of the committees. In some in- 
stances responsibilities were assigned for 
the continuation of certain aspects of 
Synod's work, such as the campus mini- 
stries and the career counseling service. 
Remaining funds in several accounts 
were either assigned to continuing work 
or divided proportionately among the 
successor synods. 

Action was taken to dismiss Abingdon 
Presbytery to the Synod of the Virginias 
and Asheville Presbytery and the North 
Carolina churches in Holston Presbytery 
to the Synod of North Carolina as of the 
effective organization dates of these two 
new synods. The remainder of Holston 
Presbytery and Knoxville Presbytery are 
to continue as the Synod of Appalachia 
to be officially dissolved at the time 
when these two presbyteries are merged 
into Synod "CF". It is expected that 
the new Synod "CF" will be organized 
by the end of July. 

Synod gave special recognition to Miss 
Bessie Mae Stribling who has served 
faithfully as Synod's Church Extension 
Worker for twenty years. Provision was 
made for the continuation of Miss Strib- 
ling's work through December 31, 1973 
at which time she plans to retire. It was 
indicated that she would be open to 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. HOYT EVANS. Treasurer Don C. mcKenzie. Superintendent 

40 church street, asheviule. n. c. r.f.d. t. black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. SWANNANOA, 686-3666 



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May-June, 1973 



WOMEN OF THE CHURH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1973-1974 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. William R. 
Anderson, 150 Pisgah Drive, Canton, 
N. C. 28716 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Joe 
Carpenter, 1151 Woodmont Dr., Hen- 
dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, Hazel- 
wood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. Harold Woody, 
19 Audubon Dr., Weaverville, N. C. 
28787 



HISTORIAN 
Aurora Dr 



- Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 20 
Asheville, N. C. 28805 



"Our Mountain Work" Women's Editor 

Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 

Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT 
N. C. 



Walter Nelson, Arden, 



FIRST V. P. — W. B. Kuykendall, Pat- 
ton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, N. C. 
28778 

SECOND V. P. — Harold Sluder, Route 
2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., 
Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
minster 

VICE-MODERATOR 
son, Swannanoa 

TREASURER 
Asheville 

HISTORIAN 
treat 

REGISTRAR - 
ville 



Ellen Evans, West- 
Bobby Fergu- 
- Pat Mastin, West 
Patsy Daniels, Mon- 
Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 



RECORDING SECRETARY — Martha 
Gettys, Westminster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Russell Fol- 

ger, Brevard, Linda Hile, Black 

Mountain, — Kent Patton, Black 
Mountain, — Bill Claxton, Bryson 

City, Mary Sparks, Swannanoa, 

Rusty Owen, Westminster 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Harry 
Philips, Miss Elaine Crawford, and 
Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



NON-METROPOLITAN CHURCH 
CONSULTATION 

Six ministers from Asheville Presby- 
tery joined with pastors and lay lead- 
ers from non-metropolitan churches in 
Mecklenburg Presbytery in a four day 
meeting in Charlotte, May 10-13. 

The consultation was one of a series 
to be jointly sponsored by participating 
presbyteries and by the Board of Nation- 
al Ministries in the interest of the special 
needs and concerns of non-metropolitan 
churches. 

Leaders for the Charlotte event were 
the Rev. Donald Neel of the staff of the 
Board of National Ministries and Miss 
Mary Alice Murray of Wooton, Ken- 
tucky, who works with small churches 
in that area. 

Participants from Asheville Presbytery, 
by appointment of the Church Extension 
Committee were: Ervin Joslin, Stanley 
Bennett, Billy Joe Martin, Richard Cur- 
now, Sr., Charles W. Solomon, and B. 
Hoyt Evans. 

The purpose of each consultation is 
to produce practical suggestions that can 
be applied in each presbytery. The Char- 
lotte meeting produced ideas which the 
Asheville Presbytery participants hope 
to lay before the appropriate committees 
of presbytery. 

WINN RESIGNS AT LOUISVILLE 

Dr. Albert C. Winn, fifth President 
of Louisville Seminary, announced 
the submission of his resignation 
to Mr. Robert M. Smith, Chairman of 
the Board of Directors of the Seminary. 
Dr. Winn's resignation will not become 
effective until September 1, 1973, and 
he will continue to lead the Seminary 
until this date. The Board of Directors 
will meet June 7, 1973 to consider Dr. 
Winn's resignation. 

KENILWORTH from pg. one 

In addition to the regular church or- 
ganizations that meet from week to week 
Kenilworth has provided office space 
for the Opportunity Corporation suc- 
ceeded by Auxiliary Services, Inc. which 
provided services similar to those provid- 
ed by the ABCCM (Help) here in Ashe- 
ville. Located at present in the church 
is the office of Planned Parenthood of 
Western North Carolina. Nursery facili- 
ties are provided for the children of vol- 
unteer workers for' the American Red 
Cross. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 
Cubs, Brownies and the 4-H Club meet 
regularly in the church. 

During Mr. Gresham's ministry Ken- 
ilworth was instrumental in the initia- 
tion of and development of the Arden 
Presbyterian Church. 

Participating soon in the missionary 
outreach of our church will be Mr. and 
Mrs. Mark Creasman who have recently 
been appointed to serve as medical 
(pharmaceutical) missionaries in Kor- 
ea. 



SENIOR YOUNG PEOPLE HOLD 

RALLY, ELECT OFFICERS 

The Senior Hi Young People of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery held their Spring Re- 
treat at Young Life's Windy Gap near 
Weaverville May 11-13. The meeting was 
planned by the Council and presided 
over by Sam Thielman of Montreal, re- 
tiring moderator. 

Featured speakers were Mr. Walter 
Shepherd of New Orleans, a former mis- 
sionary to Africa, and the Rev. Joseph 
Greer of Durham, N. C. Mr. Greer was 
formerly a member of Asheville Pres- 
bytery and served as adult advisor to the 
Youth Council. 

The following new officers were elec- 
ted and installed: 

Moderator Ellen Evans (Westminster) 

Vice-Moderator Bobby Ferguson (Swannanoa) 
Treasurer Pat Mastin (West Asheville) 

Historian Patsy Daniels (Montreal) 

Registrar Jimmy Parks (Weaverville) 

Recording Secretary Martha Gettys 

(Westminster) 
District Chairmen: 

Russell Folger (Brevard) 

Linda Hile (Black Mountain) 

Kent Patton (Black Mountain) 

Bill Claxton (Bryson City) 

Mary Sparks (Swannanoa) 

Rusty Owen (Westminster) 

NEW SYNOD TO MEET JUNE 5-6 

The organizational meeting of the 
new Synod of North Carolina is to be 
held at Union Theological Seminary in 
Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday and 
Wednesday, June 5 and 6. Ministers and 
elder representatives from the churches 
of Asheville Presbytery are expected to 
attend as well as ministers and elders 
from the Holston Presbytery churches 
which are located in North Carolina. 

APPALACHIA from pg. one 
employment by individual churches for 
specific projects after that time. 

On Tuesday evening the Synod en- 
joyed a slide program on the history of 
the Synod of Appalachia which was pre- 
pared and presented by Dr. W. F. Wads- 
worth, the stated clerk of the body. This 
was followed by a special address on 
the history of the Synod, delivered by 
Dr. Goodrich A. Wilson, who for many 
years served as the Executive Secretary 
of Abingdon Presbytery. 

Another special address on the state of 
the Church was delivered the following 
morning by Dr. E. T. Thompson, Pro- 
fessor Emeritus of Union Theological 
Seminary and former Moderator of the 
General Assembly. 

In his final statistical report. Dr. 
Wadsworth, the Stated Clerk, indicated 
that the Synod has 247 churches, 278 
ministers, 49,351 members. During the 
year 1972 benevolence contributions a- 
mounted to .f2,609,365, and total con- 
tributions reached $9,092,661. The clerk 
pointed out that since the Synod was, 
organized in 1915 contributions had in-j 
creased by more than 4000%. | 



May-June, 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

by The Superintendent 

Miss Arlene Tolson, who has been 
housemother for the little girls since 
last fall, will be leaving the Home at 
the end of May. She has meant much 
to all of us, and we are sorry to lose 
her. She is to be married later this sum- 
mer to Mr. David Beard of Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, and we wish her much 
happiness. 

The Board of Trustees, at its last 
meeting, expressed its appreciation to 
Miss Tolson for her fine work. She is 
to be replaced by Miss Lynn Holman 
who is a graduate of Fort Wayne (Ind.) 
Bible College, and will assume her du- 
ties on June 1. 

League Leaders 

The Astros of the East Asheville Babe 
Ruth League are undefeated after five 
games and are leading their league. 
Eight boys from the Home are on the 
team. They are: Joel Thomas, Mike 
Moore, Robin Ferguson, Jay Robinson, 
Hal Myers, Micky Owens, Benny Owens, 
and Donnie McKenzie. Superintendent 
Don McKenzie is coach of the team. 
Award to Jay Robinson 

Jay Robinson received a plaque at the 
end of the school year in recognition of 
his perfect attendance during his entire 
school experience, grades one through 
eight. We are very proud of Jay for hav- 
ing made this fine record. 



JUNE BIRTHDAYS 




Date 


Age 


1 Barbara Revis 


19 


4 Timmy Clarke 


16 


9 Keith Blevins 


15 


24 Debbie Gilliland 


7 


JULY BIRTHDAYS 




11 Michael Wiggins 


13 


12 Julie Blevins 


13 


17 Jeffrey Parham 


13 


30 Elizabeth Edwards 


18 


31 Joel Thomas 


15 



MEMORIALS from pg. four 

& Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, Miss Edna L. Summerrow, 
Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. Templeton Lecl<ey, Mr. & 
Mrs. John Stephens, Miss Goodwill Post, Mr. & 
Mrs. W. Dewey Hendry, Fred and Sammie Plott, 
Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Freeman Hayes, Brevard. 

Post, Mrs. Anah K., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. 
Jordan, Circle No. 1 of Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church, Miss Edna Summerrow, Mr. & Mrs. A. G. 
Boineau, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Yeager, Fred 
and Sammie Plott, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. Julin, 
Waynesville. Mrs. Virginia Melin, David Melin, Henry 
Dicus, Glenview, III. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Strellman, 
Tigard, Ore. Mr. & Mrs. Guy D. Stetzel, San Mateo, 
Calif. Hazel Eriandson, Gary, Ind. Mr. & Mrs. A. B. 
Wormald, Mrs. Florence L. Muir, Portland, Ore. 

Prevost, R. L., Sr., Hazelwood — Haywood Savings & 
Loan Association, Dr. & Mrs. Hugh S. Daniel, Mr. 
& Mrs. Robert H. Hall, Charles Rice S. S. Class of 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Dr. & Mrs. Eug- 
ene Harpe, Miss Ida Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. R. H. 
Gibson, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. M. H. Bowles, Elsie Gladys 
McCracken, Mr. & Mrs. Howard A. Splitt, Circle 
#1 of Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Thos. 
Lenoir Gwyn, Curt and Louise Kaufman, Mary Massie, 
Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Circle #3 of Waynes- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Giles, 
Ben and Eleanor Sloan, G. Morrill Kimball, Felmet 
Insurance Agency, Mrs. Clara F. Rippetoe, Mrs. John 
N. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Minetree, Mr. & 
Mrs. W. Roy Yeager, Mr. & Mrs. Alvln T. Ward, Mrs. 
James L. Elwood, Mrs. Hugh J. Sloan, Mr. F. Elgin 
Bayless, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Lancaster, Mrs. H. L. 
Baughman, Mr. & Mrs. William L. Metts, Mr. & Mrs. 
L. N. Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Davis and Kathy, 



MOC RALLY AT CAMP 

The Spring Rally of the Men of the 
Church in Asheville Presbytery was 
held Thursday evening, May 24, at pres- 
bytery's camp. Little Pisgah Ranch. 
There were approximately eighty men 
in attendance representing twelve of 
presbytery's churches. 

Frank Huggins, Jr. of the Swannan- 
oa church presided over the meeting as 
retiring president. 

The Rev. Harold Borchert of Waynes- 
ville presented a program on the work of 
the camp. 

The following officers were elected 
and installed: President — Walter Nel- 
son of the Arden Church, First Vice-pres- 
ident — W. B. Kuykendall of the Swan- 
nanoa Church, Second Vice President — 
Harold Sluder of the Brittains Cove 
Church, and Secretary-Treasurer — 
Frank Huggins, Jr. of the Swannanoa 
Church. 



Mr. Stanley A. Dyckes, Mrs. Mildred M. Wulff, 
Waynesville. Mrs. A. P. Ledbetter, Mr. & Mrs. Jos- 
eph H. Judd & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Cline, Mr. 
& Mrs. Richard Bradley, Hazelwood Boosters Club, 
Miss Edna Summerrow, Rufus and Josephine Sum- 
merrow, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Casada, Bry- 
son City. William H. Parker, Winder, Ga. Employees 
of Maggie Valley Country Club, Maggie Valley. Bre- 
vard Federal Savings & Loan Assn., Brevard. Mr. & 
Mrs. 0. R. McDonald, Larned, Kans. Mr. & Mrs. 
Edwin L. Howell, East Providence, R.I. Mr. & Mrs. 
H. M. Lippard, Hendersonvllle. Mr. & Mrs. Norman 
James, Hickory, N. C. Dr. & Mrs. Philip G. Padgett, 
Kings Mountain, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Slane, Jr., 
Statesville, N. C. Wallace Smith, Coral Gables, 
Fla. T. Roger Walker, Hudson, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. 
Grin Whitener, Lenoir, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Turner 
Knight, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Patia Straus, Rob- 
inson & Moore, Attorneys at Law, Dr. & Mrs. Irby Ste- 
phens, E. Bretney Smith, Mr. Claude C. Armfield, Jr., 
Western Regional Office of First Union National 
Bank, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Earl E. Beggs, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. Mrs. H. C. Kersten, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
J. L. Hatley, III, Linville, N. C. Dr. & Mrs. Charles 
K. Padgett, Shelby, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Warren T. 
Zeuch, Vero Beach,, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Mark M. War- 
shaw, Newton Center, Mass. 

Ratcliffe, Mrs. Owny Townsend, Chehalis, Wash. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Rayl, Mrs. Bessie, Memphis. Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. W. 
E. Simons, Swannanoa. 

Reid, Mr. J. Roy, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph M. 
Nelson, Mr. & Mrs, Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 

Roberts, Thad and Lorraine, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. V. Lyda, Fairfax, Va. 

Roberts, Mr. Woodfin D., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J. T. 
Blackwell, Brevard. 

Roehl, Mrs. Olto, Knoxville, Tenn. — Mrs. Raymond 
English & Family, Hendersonvllle. 

Rubenstein, Mr. A. S., Henderslnville — Mr. & Mrs. E. 
B. Quinn, Mrs. Craig Baker, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. 
Brittain, Hendersonvllle. 

Schilthuis, Mrs. J. J., Washington, D. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles D. Pearson, Mrs. Milton A. Sullivan, Mrs. 
S. W. Huddleston, Bertha and Martin Wadewitz, 
Asheville. 

Scott, Mrs. Shirley P., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Reid 
Lovelace, Women of Grace Covenant Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. M. Graham Price and Leslie, Mr. & Mrs. Har- 
old R. Woody, Mr. & Mrs. James R. Fawcett & Fam- 
ily, Ladies Bible Class of Malvern Hills Church, 
Men's Bible Class of Malvern Hills Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Howard A. Warren, Asheville. Mrs. Betty Wall 
— Nylon Sorting & Packing, Canton. Mr. Arthur 
Matthews, Atlanta, Ga. 

Sharp, Mr. Roy, Leicester — Mr. & Mrs. Ray Wheel- 
er, Plymouth, N. C. 

Shaw, Arnold C. and Stanley S., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Frank A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 

Shuford, Miss Alice, Asheville — Mrs. Mary S. Bea- 
dles, Mrs. Theodore Raiford, Asheville. 

Slier, Miss Mary Louise, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Townes. Mrs. W. B. Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Edwin M. Gilreath, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Reed, Mrs. W. 
E. Sawyer, Mr. & Mrs. "Vero Masters, Mrs. Ray Buck- 
ner, Mrs. Billy Shope, Mrs. Ruth Tompkins, Mr. & 
Mrs. Leonard Fisher, Master Lee Whitaker, Mrs. Inez 
Ward, Mrs. David Walker, Mrs. Belva Plemmons 
and mother, Mrs. Marjorie White, Mrs. Ada York, 
Mrs. Roy Roberts, Mrs. M. W, Rice, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Bartlett, Women of the Weaverville Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs.. F. P. Ray and 
Vickie, Weaverville. Anna Ferryman, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. Mrs. C. K. Siler, Asheville. 

Sims, Mr. Nathan A., Spartanburg, S. C. — Mrs. Ray- 
mond English & Family, Mrs. L, B. Prince, Henderson- 
ville. 

Singletary, Mrs. W. 0., Greenville, 8. C. — Miss Eliza- 
beth Randolph, Hendersonville. 

Smathers, Mr. Oscar, Canton — Mrs. O. F. Gillis, Miss 
Mary Gillis, Canton. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A., Asheville — Mrs. Kytle Wil- 
liams, Miami, Fla. 

Sprinkle, Mr. Herschel, Marshall — Mr. & Mrs. Hollis 
Sprinkle, Asheville. 



ASSEMBLY MEETING IN 
FORT WORTH 

The one-hundred-thirteenth annual 
meeting of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. will be con- 
vened at Fort Worth, Texas on June 9, 
1973. Retiring Moderator is Dr. L. Nel- 
son Bell of Montreal. 

SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE 

June 17-22 Youth Service Fellowship 

June 24-29 Rising 9th Graders 

July 4 Old-Fashioned Fourth of July 

Picnic 
July 6- 8 Family Camp 
July 8-13 Rising 7th and 8th Graders 
July 15-20 Rising 7th and 8th Graders 
July 22-27 Rising 5th and 6th Graders 
July 29-Aug. 3 Rising 5th and 6th Graders 

PRESBYTERY MEETING, 
JULY 10 

The next meeting of Asheville Pres-* 
bytery is to be held at the Canton Pres- 
byterian Church on July 10. Elder Wes- 
ley J. Potter of the Westminster Church 
is Moderator. 



Steele, Mrs. Mary, Charlotte, N. C. — Women of the 
Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

Steffan, Mr. H. C, Asheville — Rev. & Mrs. R. E. 
McClure, Asheville. Miss Martha Lee Sawyer. Wea- 
verville. 

Stephenson, Miss Lena, Black Mountain — Mr. & Mrs. 
Hubert C. White, Women of the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 

Street, Mrs. E. S., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Wheeler, Jr., Brevard. 

Summerrow, Mr. George C, Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. 
Clyde Jordan, Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, Mr. & 
Mrs. Joe Cline, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bradley, Troop 
313, Boy Scouts of America, Hazelwood Fire De- 
partment, Smokey Mountain Grocery Co., Inc. Mr. & 
Mrs. S. J. Vavruska, Sue Crocker, Mrs. A. G. Boin- 
eau, Hazelwood Boosters Club, Mr. & Mrs. John F. 
Ballinger, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Ruff, Hazelwood. 
Sunday School Class #3 of Franklin Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. Mrs. W. W. Davis and Patsy, Mrs. 
T. Lenoir Gwyn, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kirkpatrick, Ber- 
nice H. Harrell, Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Yeaver, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. H. Hargette, Mrs. Beth Henry, Mrs. Virginia 
Browning, Mrs. Mildred M. Wulff, Mr. & Mrs. T. A. 
Hargrove, Mr. & Mrs. James Sheffield, T ehNorth- 
western Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Don Kelley, The Max 
Spurlin Family, Mr. & Mrs. Johnie J. Ferguson, 
Fred and Sammie Plott, Miss Margie A. Reeves, 
Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Davidson, Swannanoa. 
Mr. Jim Sam Cabe, Wilkesboro, N. C. Boyd and 
Joyce Medford, Canton. Leslie A. Mayes, Mr. & 
Mrs. Bill Queen, Lake Junaluska. Hajoca Corpora- 
tion, Asheville. 

Summerrow, Mrs. Iva, Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. W. D. 
Hendry, Miss Goodwill Post, Mrs. Virginia Brown- 
ing, Waynesville. 

Sutton, Mrs. Edith, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunning- 
ham, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Painter, Women of First 
Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Taylor, Mrs. W. F., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Car- 
menzind, Brevard. 

Turner, Mrs. Edris B., Hendersonville — Mr. K. D. 
Means, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Berry, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flana- 
gan, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mr. & Mrs. Morris 
V. Boley, Mr. & Mrs. William W. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. 
W. Charles Snell, Mr. & Mrs. John V. Roach, Mr. & 
Mrs. C. C. Clifton, Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Hay, Mr. 
& Mrs. George H. Berger, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond 0. 
Staton, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar C. Som 
ers, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Zook, Dr. & Mrs. Ralph 
E. Brown, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. John 
W. Turner, Mr. & Mrs. George Moyer, Mr. & K^rs. 
John L. Brown, Col. & Mrs. P. H. Waggoner, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles F. Honeywell, Blue Ridge Camera Club, 
Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Jan 
Clausing, Dr. & Mrs. G. L. Hardgrove, Mrs. O. B. 
Crowell, Jr., Mrs. Philip J. Kelly, Hendersonville, 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Honeywell, Carmel, Calif. 

Vernon, Mr. W. R., Winston-Salem, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Waddell, Mrs. Lillian V., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Wagner, Mrs. Claudine Locke, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
B. L. Hayes, Asheville. 

Warfield, Mr. Lee, Gaithersburg, Md. — Miss Eliza- 
beth Randolph, Hendersonvllle. 

Wash, Mr. Sidney, East Flat Rock — M. Lucille Wilson, 
Etowah. 

Wiggins, Mr. Charles, Sr., Jasper, Ala. — Dr. & Mrs. 
D. W. Brosnan, III, Asheville. 

Wilkes, Dr. Grover, Sylva — Felix, Nell Potts and 
Family, Bryson City. 

Williams, Mr. John P., Montreat — Women of the 
Montreat Presbyterian Church, Samuel E. Leonard, 
Montreat. 

Wright, Marie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Rickie Mor- 
row, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tweed and Ada, Asheville. 



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May-June, 1973 



ii^mnnal (Sifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Allen, Miss Lena, Asheville — Circle #2 of West 
Asneville PresDylerian Onurch, Asheville. 

Allison, Mr. Kusn Gray, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
H. Campbell, John W. and Jane L. Bastes, Brevard. 

Allison, ivir. William A., Black Mountain — CravKford 
and Lio Pea, son, Ashevii.e. 

Anoeison, Mr. Courtney, Hendersonvllle — Vernon and 
Leanuer Johnson, Hugoy Garden Club, Henderson- 
ville. 

Andeison, Mrs. Syble E., Marion, Ind. — Mary Kate 
Andersun, iviarion, Ind. 

Angel, WIrs. Ina, Mars Hill, N. C. — Women of West 
Asneville Presbyterja.i Church, Asheville. 

Ballenune, Mrs. nalpn, Anderson, S. C. — The- Rev. 
& Mrs. Hugh L. Eicheluerger, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Barnes, iVIr. Zerney, LaKe>and, Fla. — The Rev. & Mrs. 
Huyn L. EichelLjerger, Jr., Hendersonville 

Bean, Mrs. J. C, St., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Henry 
H. Gajner, Waynesville. 

Brawley, ivir. Jonn M., birmingham, Ala. — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. I. Ijaniels, Henoerscville. 

Brenule, Mr. James Newion, v/aynesville — Fred and 
Sammie Plott, WaynesviI.e. 

Brown, Mrs. IWildrea, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard A. Becker, Elmnurst, III. Mr. & Mrs. Allan 
L. Becker, La Grange Park, III. Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wie- 
ti..g, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. & Mrs. Geraid L. Beck- 
er, baitimore, IV.d. Mr. John E. Russell, Mr. & Mrs. 
L. H. Parmele, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. William 
McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Becker, Tre- 
mont. III. 

Brou/n, Tne Rev. R. Frederick, Asheville — Col. & 
IVirs. Robert C. Brown, Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Burgin, IVIr. R. Ray, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Scroggs, Mrs. O. F. Gillis, 
Miss Mary Glllis, Canton. 

Campue,!, Ivirs. Wyiy G., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Geoige A. Bond, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Berry, 
Clarence and Artie Egeler, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Alle.., Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. Harry 
L. Rogers, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, 
Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of First Presoyterian 
Church, Mrs. C. Raymond Smith and Rooert, Mr. & 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Parmele, 
Men's Biole Class of First Presoyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Biair, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, 
Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Gossett, Louis Williams & Sons, 
Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Manuel M. Torres, Mr. & Mrs. Gene 
Jod^eit, ivir. & ivhs. ivia.sdon (drujb, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas R. Shepherd, Mrs. William M. Shepherd, 
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Sutherland, Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. 
Williams, Mrs. Walter Pike, M.ss Elizabeth Randolph, 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mrs. John W. Turner, Dr. J. 
H. Todd, Dr. C. M. Todd, Mr. J. A, Todd, Dorothy 
BIythe, Sa.idra Alliso.i, Greenwood Bishop, Mr. Boyd 
B. Massagee, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Waiter Carpenter, Mr. 
& Mrs. Gene Usher, Mr. & Mrs. I. F. Reese, Employ- 
ees at Cransion Print Works, Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Mr. & Mrs. John M. Griswold, Elders of First 
Presoyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Beyer, 
Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., Circle #10 of Women of 
First Presjyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Frank- 
lin, Eiizaoeth T. Wills, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
John Radcliffe Smith, Barltesville, Okla. Ed. a Hud- 
dleston, Lessie Cole, Mrs. S. H. Childers, Mrs. 
Emma Sturgis & Family, Mrs. Doris S. Sledge, Mr. 
& Mrs. Sam Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. C. Raymond 
Smith, Jr., Mrs. Samuel U. Roach, Rock Hill, S. C. 
Mrs. Mae Roach, Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Dates, Jr., Char- 
lotte, N. C. Lucille Wilson, Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. L. 
R. Orders, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. G. E. Spratt, Miss 
Lillian Quinn, Mrs. R. S. Cooksey, Miss Sara Cooksey, 
Mr. & Mrs. Earl McGill, Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Quinn, 
Pansy Kilhan, Blacksburg, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. Ray S. 
Kir>^y, Mr.' & Mrs. Riggs Goodman & Family, Gaffney, 
S. C. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. William Mc- 
Kay, Mrs. S. S. GamOrell, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. W. 
Marvin Martin, Mr. W. P. Martin, Mrs. Hugh Camp- 
bell, Mr. Marion Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Camp- 
bell, Mrs. W. T. Gates, York, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. J. 
Troy Mills, Miami, Fla. 



Campfield, Mr. Hewitt R., Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
E. M. Vaught, Swannanoa. 

Capps, Marilyn Jo, Irving, Tex. — Mrs. Walter Pike, 
Christine H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

Capps, Mr. Stanley P., Asheville — Mary O. Pitt, Seal 
Beach, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Simons, Swannanoa. 

Carter, Mrs. Joan, Fort Pierce, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Sowerby, Franklin. 

Clement, Mrs. Anne Allen, Horse Shoe — Carolyn Kim- 
zey, Horse Shoe. 

Clinton, Mrs. James A., Weaverville — Mrs. J. C. Mc- 
Dowell, Circle #3 of Weaverville Presbyterian Church, 
The Rev. David L. Parks, Weaverville. 

Collins, Mrs. Anna, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. Furman 
Robertson, Waynesville. 

Courtney, Mrs. C. H., Sumter, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Wayne Garren, Hendersonville. 

Culshall, Mrs. Atlie — Mrs. Mattie Nance S. Ridge, 
High Point. 

Cutshall, Mrs. Joe, Weaverville — Employees of Mer- 
chant Coc.struction Co., Asheville. 

Davis, Mrs. Minnie, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Paul 
A. Berry, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville. 

Dean, Mr. Charles, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Harold 
Woody, Mr. & Mrs. E. G.' Roberts, Ladies Bible Class 
of Malvern Hills Church, Men's Bible Class of Mal- 
vern Hills Church, Women of Malvern Hills Church, 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Deeds, Dr. and Mrs. C. R., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Fran Long, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Henderson- 
ville. 

Dendy, Rev. W. H., Lyman, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. R. P. 
Ray and Vickie, Weaverville. 

Dewees, Dr. Phillip E., Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Norman 

E. Faust, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunningham, Women 
of The Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Duffleld, Mrs. Mary C, Richmond, W. Va. — Mrs. O. 

F. Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Ho- 
gan, Women of The Presbyterian Church, The Emma 
McNair Bible Class of The Presbyterian Church, 
Canton. 

Durant, Mrs. Zue L., Brevard — Mrs. Jack Richards, 
Loyal Order of Moose, Brevard. C-Shift-Machlne 
Room of Olin Paper Co., Mr. & Mrs. James Ross 
Dodson, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. Gladys Durant, Tar- 
rent, Ala. 

Eckstein, Mr. Lewis W., Sr., Bryson City — Felix, Nell 
Potts & Family, Bryson City. 

Ellis, Mr. Guy G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Esk- 
ridge, Asheville. 

Farmer, Mr. J. W., Hendersonville — Mrs. Forrest 
Gardner, Hendersonville. 

Farmer, Mr. Moody, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Henry 
H. Garner, Waynesville. 

Father of Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Bardley — Mrs. O. B. 
Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Fidler, Mr. Harry G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Reginald 
C. Smith, Mr. Rollin O. Lentz, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
H. Swift, Mr. & Mrs. Ellery R. Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. 
John C. Hafner, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley G. Greenwood, 
Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Jackson, Asheville. White Plains 
Council of Telehone Pioneers of America, White 
Plains, N. Y. Mrs. A. C. Keeley, Palm Harbor, Fla. 
Mr. & Mrs. H. Allen Wurzbach, Green Valley, Ariz. 
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert G. Starck, Glen Rock, N. J. 

Field, Mrs. Ediih A., Asheville — Ethel and Mary 
Ratchford, Hendersonville. 

Fisher, Mr. Charles E., Altoona, Pa. — Mrs. A. P. Led- 
better, Hazelwood. 

Flanagan, Mr. G. M., Sr., Hendersonville — Mrs. Ray- 
mond English & Family, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, 
Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. D. B. Green, Virginia Hodges, 
The Moland-Drysdale Corporation, Elizabeth C. 
Hodges, Mrs. C. Raymond Smith, Miss Ashleigh 
Anne Woerner, Mr. & Mrs. Harry F. Williams, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. G. F. Stowell, 
Mr. & Mrs. Sam F. Clarke, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, 
Mr. & Mrs L. A. Gossett, Mr. & Mrs. Melvln Lane, 
Mrs. Joe 0. Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W, Williams, 
Mr. John V. Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Berry, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mrs. 
J. M. Good, Sr., Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. Forrest 
Gardner, M. F. Morrison, Miss Emma Sample, Miss 
Anne Sample, Miss Alma Freeman, Mr. & Mrs. Tho- 
mas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Harry C. 
Clarke & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, 
Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Blair, Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. 
Lee, Mr. Boyd B. Massagee, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Mrs. L. B. Prince, Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. 
Thomas, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Bynum, 
Jr., Richmor.d, Va. Mr. Roy C. Bennett, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Frazier T. Blair, Winnsboro, S. C. C. C. 



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and Sarah Dates, Dana. Dr. & Mrs. Bill Reynolds, Su- 
san, Janet, Jim, Missoula, Mont. Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. Mrs. R. 
Pressley Hoover, Becky and Roddy, Charlotte. John 
W. Jackson & Family, Clover, S. C. 

Frady, Mrs. Ethyl, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Wayne Brown, Hendersonville. 

Gable, Minnie Whitehorn, Memphis, Tenn. — Dottle, 
Cindy, Ginny and James Ward, Hendersonville. 

Hamby, Mr. W. W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Run- 
nion, Fletcher. Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, Mr. & Mrs. 
Everett Burke, The Chatmore Club, Mrs. Mary R. 
White, Mrs. Ernest Ballard, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Poole, 
Asheville. Mrs. Clarence D. Mackie, Granite Falls, 
N. C. Mrs. S. B. Paul, Chicago, 111. Charles A. 
White, Hickory, N. C. 

Hammett, Mrs. Nan, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 
Lannlng, Asheville. 

Hansen, David G., Marshall — Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Ray 
and Vickie, Weaverville. 

Hart, Mrs. Thomas H., Asheville — The Rev. David 
L. Parks, Weaverville. 

Hawkins, Mrs. A. H. — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

Hedden, Mrs. Ronie Jane, Franklin — Mrs. Hazel M. 
Hylton, Franklin. 

Helms, Mr. Conrad R., Fletcher — Men's Bible Class 
of First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 
T. Nolen, Franklin. 

Hemphill, Mr. Ray F., Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. Horace 

Herbert, Mrs. Pearl, Hayesville — Miss Mary E. Gillis, 
Canton. 

Heykoop, Mr. Jan, Morristown, Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard A. Warren, Bertha and Martin Wadewitz, 
Asheville. 

Hooper, Dr. Fred, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Painter, 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Sylva. Mr. & 
Mrs. Felix Potts, Bryson City. 

Huckeby, Mr. Minor, Denver, Colo. — Mrs. George B. 
Mullin, Asheville. 

Hunter, Mrs. C. R., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. 
Hulme, Asheville. 

Hylton, Mrs. Georgia Ann, Melbourne, Fla. — Judge 
& Mrs. Tom Waddell, Melbourne, Fla. 

Johnson, Mrs. Dora G. — Mrs. O. L. Norment, Ashe- 
ville. 

Jones, Mrs. Allmond, Asheville — Women of Kenil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lan- 
ning, Asheville. 

Kimzey, Miss Julia Fannie, Hendersonville — Miss 
Carolyn Kimzey, Horse Shoe. Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. 
Kimzey, Arden. Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Carmenzind, Bre- 
vard. 

Klotz, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie J., Sr., Fernandina Beach, Fla. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Howard A. Warren, Asheville. 

Lancaster, Mrs. J. E., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Leaman, Mr. W. B., Asheville . — • Women of Kenllworth 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Mr. 
& Mrs. C. R. Duckett, Mrs. T. S. Morrison, Mr. & 
Mrs. Hugh C. McMillan, Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. 
Hulme, Ruth I. Brown, Employees of Ramada Inn, 
Asheville. Fashion Shop, Nan, Mildred, Grace & 
Dewey, Edna, Grace, Paul, Ruth, Polly & Loomis, 
Esther, Mayme. 

LeFever, Mr. William, Etowah — Ed and Helen Dun- 
can, Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. Danny Johnson, Pisgah 
Forest. 

Lewis, Mr. Howard W., Asheville — The Vaught Fam- 
ily, Mr. & Mrs. C. S. Porter, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. 
R. D. Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. M. D. Smith, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. A. F. Tyson, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Nichols, 
Mrs. Mary P. Cable, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. 
David L. Foster, Greenville, S. C. Mrs. Elizabeth 
N. Carter, Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. W. C. 
Nichols, Marion, N. C, Mr. & Mrs. John H. Wilson, 
Jr., Miss Frank Davidson, Shelby, N. C. 

Lusk, Mrs. Lewis G., Pickens, S. C. — Circle #2 of 
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Bre- 
vard. 

Luther, Mr. Carl, Miami, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. George 
Sowerby, Franklin. 

Marlowe, Mrs. Ida, Cape Canaveral, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

Marsh, Mr. Clifford R., Gainesville, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert L. Taylor, Dana. 

Mason, Buel, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. George Sowerby, 
Franklin. 

Matthev/s, Mrs. Harry N., Canton — Mrs. H. Patrick 
Matthews, Maryville, Tenn. 

McGill, Dr. W. K., Clover, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. A. B. 
Bynum, Jr., Richmond, Va. 

McKee, Miss Martha Reid, Asheville — Helen R. Mill- 
ender, Mr. & Mrs. Lovell Rhodes, Mr. & Mrs. Caleb 
Carter, Asheville. 

Means, Mrs. Kenneth, Flat Rock, N. C. — Mrs. Robert 
Klemens, Bethel Park, Pa. 

Miller, Mrs. Katie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Henry L. 
Ausband, Asheville. 

Murphey, Mrs. Peggy, Fletcher, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. A. 
H. Pruitt, Jr., Etowah. 

Noland, Mr. W. Roger, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Norment, Mr. O. L., Sr., Asheville — Crawford & Lib 
Pearson, A. Jeanette Nance, Mrs. Mary Kittenger, 
Miss Virginia O'Shaughnessy, Mr. & Mrs. C. R. Duck- 
ett, Miss Harriet Wiggins, Miss Jennie Creasman, 
Miss Nelle Creasman, Miss Mary Louise Wolfe, Miss 
Ruth M. Fanning, Miss Mabel C. Jarvls, Mr. & Mrs. 
E. N. Griggs, Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Stone, Miss 
Alma Hawthorne, Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Lee, Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Thomp- . 
son, R. Davis Thompson, Olanta, S. C. Carrie Phil- 
lips, Mrs. Lee H. Edwards, Charlotte, N. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. J. M. Brumbaugh, Orlando, Fla. 

Osteen, Mrs. R. C, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. H. Mc- 
Kay, Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. Circle 
#10 of Women of First Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Parker, Mrs. Fannie Cabe, Waynesville — Mrs. Maude 
Cabe Smathers, Mrs. Lloyd Parham, Sr., Br. & Mrs. 
Jack V. Cabe, Mr. & Mrs. James Cabe, Mr. & Mrs. 
Lucius Cabe, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cabe, Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Cabe, Mr. & Mrs. Earl A. Cabe, Canton. Mr. 

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1973 



ARCHIE McNAIR DIES 
PASTOR AT WESTMINSTER 

The Rev. Archie Luther McNair, pas- 
or o£ the Westminster Church in Ashe- 
ille since August 1970, died unexpected- 
y in an Asheville hospital on June 1. 

A graduate o£ the University of 
ieorgia and Columbia Theological Semi- 
lary, Mr. McNair came to Westminster 
rom the pastorate of the First Presby- 
erian Church of Higginsville, Missouri. 
*reviously he had served churches in 
Georgia and North Carolina. 

Mr. McNair was a son of T. L. Mc- 
^Jair of San ford, North Carolina and the 
ate Naomi Peele McNair. Also surviving 
ire his wife, Mrs. Joyce Bullock Mc- 
*>Jair; four sons: Donald McNair of 
Columbia, S. C, Timothy McNair of 
Vsheville, Archie Luther McNair, II of 
A/'eaverville, and Jonothan McNair of 
he Home; A daughter, Mrs. Michael 
/andiver of Gladstone, Missouri, and 
wo grandchildren, Kahela and Kyle Van- 
liver. 

Services were held on Saturday, June 
I at Westminster Church. 



ADOPTS BUDGET 

The Rev. J. Edward Bates, pastor of 
the Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, was 
elected moderator of Asheville Presbytery 
at its July 10 meeting held at the Can- 
ton Church. 

Presbytery also heard a report from 
Presbytery's Council presented by the 
Rev. Raymond Barfield and adopted the 
proposed asking budget for 1974 in the 
amount of $280,880. 

In other action. Presbytery approved in 
principle a proposal made by the Chris- 
tain Education Committee that the com- 
mittee look toward the employment of 
a Christian Education Worker for the 
presbytery. 

The Church Extension Committee an- 
nounced plans for a consultation of 
pastors and leaders from "non-metropoli- 
tan churches" to be held, probably in 
Montreat, later in the fall. 

Presbytery also adopted a recommenda- 
tion offered by the Rev. Hugh Eichel- 
berger that a twelve hour vmrkshop for 
church professionals be held at Mon- 
treat in mid-September. 

Three of presbytery's four commis- 
sioners to the 113th General Assembly 
made reports of their attendance and 
impressions. They were the Rev. Richard 
A. Curnow and Elders L. Nelson Bell 
and R. Lynn Crawley. Dr. John T. New- 
ton, who is out of the country, will re- 
port at the October meeting. 

The Rev. C. W. Solomon asked that 
presbytery grant him the status of honor- 
able retirement. The request was granted 
with expressions of appreciation for Mr. 
Solomon's work at the Lakey Gap church 
and in the presbytery. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet October 
9, 1973 at the Oak Forest church. 

Mr. McNair was active in the Ashe- 
ville-Buncombe County Ministerial As- 
sociation and was a member of the fol- 
lowing presbytery committees: Church 
Extension, Examining, and Candidates. 
At the April meeting of presbytery he 
had been elected chairman of the Church 
Extension committee. 



For the first time since 1956 the Gen- 
eral Assembly chose a Moderator who 
had no opposition. Dr. Charles E. S. 
Kraemer, President of the Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education, was 
elected by common consent by the 113th 
Assembly meeting at Fort Worth, Texas, 
June 9-15. 

Dr. L. Nelson Bell of Montreat pre- 
sided over the opening sessions as retiring 
Moderator and delivered the sermon at 
the Sunday morning worship service. 

Responcling to requests from thirty 
presbyteries (Asheville among them) the 
Assembly voted unanimously to continue 
the separate existence of the Board of 
Annuities and Relief. There had been a 
proposal that the work of this Board be 
absorbed into the new General Executive 
Board structure. 

An effort to change the boundaries of 
the new regional Synod "C-F" by re- 
moving Kentucky and combining it with 
Missouri was defeated. "C-F" continues 
to include Kentucky, Tennessee, Missis- 
sippi and Alabama. 

The office of "Washington Communi- 
cator" in the new GEB structure was 
discussed at length. An effort to abolish 
the job failed, but the Washington 
staffer was forbidden to take a "politi- 
cal stance." 

The report of the Committee on 
Comity and Union was presented by the 
co-chairmen of the Joint Committee on 
Union with the United Presbyterian 
Church. A motion calling for a new 
committee was defeated as was a motion 
requesting omission of an "escape clause" 
from the union plan. 

The Theological Committee recom- 
mended continuation of the committee 
working on a new confessional statement 
and instructed it to include Scripture 
teaching on ethics. It was noted that the 
Church has not at this point decided to 
adopt a new confession, or a book of 
confessions, nor to alter its ordination 
vows. 

On Thursday, the last day of the As- 
sembly, tribute was paid to the Rev. 

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C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs, William R. 
Anderson, 150 Pisgah Drive, Canton, 
N. C. 28716 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Joe 
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dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
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Walter Nelson, Arden, 



FIRST V. P. — W. B. Kuykendall, Pat- 
ton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, N. C. 
28778 

SECOND V. P. — Harold Sluder, Route 
2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., 
Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
minster 



Ellen Evans, West- 



VICE-MODERATOR 
son, Swannanoa 

TREASURER 
Asheville 



Bobby Fergu- 



Pat Mas tin. West 



HISTORIAN — Patsy Daniels, Mon- 
treat 



REGISTRAR 
ville 



Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 



RECORDING SECRETARY — Martha 
Gettys, Westminster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Russell Fol- 
ger, Brevard, — Linda Hile, Black 
Mountain, — Kent Patton, Black 
Mountain, — Bill Claxton, Bryson 
City, — Mary Sparks, Swannanoa, — 
Rusty Owen, Westminster 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Harry 
Philips, Miss Elaine Crawford, and 
Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



NEW SYNOD ORGANIZATION 

On June 5 and 6 North Carolina Pres- 
byterian from east to west met in Rich- 
mond, Virginia to organize the new Syn- 
od of North Carolina. The new body, 
with new structures and new personnel, 
now includes the fourteen western coun- 
ties that were formerly (since 1915) in 
the Synod of Appalachia. 

Asheville Presbytery people elected to 
serve on the various new committees and 
boards are: 

Coordinating Council — The Rev. 
Robert S. Busey, the Rev. Richard A. 
Curnow, Jr., Mr. W. M. Sessler of Ashe- 
ville, and Mr. J. T. Russell of Waynes- 
ville. 



Nominating Committee 
David L. Parks. 



The Rev. 



Task Force on Family Ministries — The 
Rev. W. R. Covin and Mrs. W. C. Pear- 
son of Asheville. 

Task Force on Higher Education — Dr. 
John G. Stevens of Asheville. 

Task Force on Theological Education 
— The Rev. Harry W. Philips and Mr. 
Harvey L. Haynes of Candler. 

Board of Trustees, William Black 
Home — The Rev. James J. Therrell. 

Board of Trustees, Presbyterian Home 
— The Rev. C. Grier Davis. 

Moderator of the new Synod is the 
Rev. James Appleby, formerly a profes- 
sor at Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia. Mr. Vernol R. Jansen of Ra- 
leigh was elected stated clerk and execu- 
tive secretary. 

Synod voted to accept the invitation 
of the Mountain Retreat Association to 
meet at Montreat on June 4-5, 1974 for 
its annual meeting. 



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James A. Millard who retired after fom- 
teen years in tlie office of Stated Clerk. 
Elected to succeed him in that office was 
the Rev. James E. Andrews. 

The Rev. Billy Graham appeared be- 
fore the Assembly and made a fifteen- 
minute address. He had just returned 
from a crusade in Korea and spoke ap- 
preciatively of the virility of the Presby- 
terian Church in Korea. 

On Thursday afternoon the Assembly 
set its priorities for 1975. They are as 
follows: 

1. Evangelism and Outreach 

2. Personal Spiritual Growth 

3. Ministry to Persons and Problems 

4. Leadership Development 

5. Christian Cooperation 

6. The Small Church 

The Assembly adjourned to meet in 
Louisville, Kentucky in June 1974. 



PRESBYTERY DISMISSES 
CHURH, MINISTERS 

Asheville Presbytery, meeting at the 
Westminster Church in called session on 
June 26, voted to dismiss one of its 
churches and two of its ministers to Van- 
guard Presbytery: 

A request from the Hazelwood Church 
and its minister, the Rev. C. D. Murphy, 
that they be dismissed to Vanguard, a 
unit of the "Continuing Presbyterian 
Church", was granted as was a separate 
request for dismissal from the Rev. James 
L. Lyons. Words of regret and apprecia- 
tion concerning the ministers and the 
church were spoken. 

It is understood that Vanguard Pres- 
bytery met at the Friendship Church of 
Black Mountain on June 29 and that 
Mr. Lyons and Mr. Murphy were apply- 
ing to be received at that time. (The 
Friendship Church had joined Vanguard 
Presbytery in March 1973.) 

A paper containing procedures for 
churches seeking withdrawal from the 
presbytery, which presbytery had directed 
the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work to prepare, was recommittM to 
the Commission for revision and presen- 
tation to the July 10 meeting of presby- 
tery. 

ASHEVILLE MAN 
NAMED TO GEE JOB 

Mr. Gerald E. Sweitzer, a member of 
Asheville's Grace Covenant Church, has 
been elected treasurer and comptroller of 
General Assembly's General Executive 
Board. His duties began July 1. 

In the newly created position, Sweitzer 
will develop and supervise a central ac- 
counting system for the denomination, 
integrate many systems into one central 
automated system and will supervise the 
work of several technicians. 

At Asheville he has been controller 
for the Rondesics Leisure Homes Corp. 
since last September. Prior to that he 
was assistant to the treasurer of R. J. 
Reynolds Industries, Inc., Winston 
Salem, N. C, zone credit manager ol 
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and assist 
ant to the district credit manager oi 
Swift and Co. in Atlanta. 

DENOMINATION REPORTS 

GAINS, IN 

MEMBERS AND GIFTS 

An announcement by the Rev. James 
E. Andrews, stated clerk and treasurer o) 
the General Assembly, indicates that foi 
the first time in several years the tota^ 
membership of the denomination movec 
forward slightly. The membership gair 
for 1972 was 1,741. 

The increase in contributions wai 
greater. The gifts of almost one millior 
Presbyterians amounted to $156,579,66^ 
in 1972 compared to $145,972,874 irj 
1971. 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



A PASTORAL LETTER FROM 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY TO ITS 

CONSTITUENT CHURCHES: 

MINISTERS, SESSIONS AND 

CONGREGATIONS 

Grace to you and peace, from God our 
Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. We 
thank God for you and pray for you, 
thankful for your partnership in the gos- 
pel from the day you were organized by 
the Presbytery until now. 
Asheville Presbytery is saddened and 
grieved over the separation of our breth- 
ren who have left our fellowship and as- 
sures them of our constant love across the 
barriers of division. 

Asheville Presbytery is deeply concerned 
that any of the brethren should find evi- 
dence that our church has departed from 
its own historic fatih and evangelical com- 
mitment. 

Asheville Presbytery has and will continue 
to engage in self examination and re- 
pentance for sin in the life of us all which 
has brought about division among us. 
Asheville Presbytery joins others across 
the General Assembly in a reaffirmation 
of the church's historic position and prin- 
ciples as to the authority of Scripture, the 
validity of our confessional standards, the 
urgent need for proclaiming the gospel 
and calling men everywhere to saving faith 
in Jesus Christ, and enlisting them in vital 
discipleship in today's world. 
Asheville Presbytery is aware that some 
of the ministers and officers in its con- 
stituent churches have considered separa- 
tion from Asheville Presbytery and the 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 
Asheville Presbytery is aware that for 
many months ministers and some officers 
and members have been reading criticisms 
of the Boards and Theological Seminaries 
and ministers of the church. 
Asheville Presbytery is aware that, for 
several years, publications, letters, periodi- 
cals and other communications have been 
sent to the ministers, officers and mem- 
bers of its constituent churches which 
question the integrity of the Presbyte- 
rian Church in the U.S.: its Courts, its 
Boards, its Theological Seminaries, its Ed- 
ucational Institutions. 

Asheville Presbytery is aware that a new 
denomination is in the process of being 
organized, which declares itself to be loyal 
to the standards of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. and which encourages 
ministers and officers and congregations 
in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. to 
separate from the church of which they 
are a part and join with those who have 
already separated. 

Asheville Presbytery makes this commit- 
ment to its constituent churches: 

1. It will continue to seek the spiritual 
welfare of the churches under its care. 
(BCO Chapter 16-7) 

2. It will oppose and condemn errone- 
ous opinions which injure the purity and 
peace of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S. (BCO Chapter 16-7) 

3. It will review the records of Ses- 
sions, including congregational meetings, 
(BCO Chapter 5-5) and redress whatever 
they may have done contrary to order, 
and take effectual care that they observe 
the constitution of the church. (BCO Chap- 
ter 16-7) 

4. It will send the commission to visit 
churches to inquire into and settle diffi- 
culties that have arisen therein. (BCO 
Chapter 21-3) 

5. It is prepared to guarantee the rights 
of majorities and minorities under the 
Constitution of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH 

In accord with this purpose Asheville 
Presbytery addresses this pastoral letter 
to ministers, officers and members of its 
constituent churches. 

First, Asheville Presbytery advises you 
of certain provisions of the Constitution 
of your church. 

I. The Nature of the Form of Govern- 
ment of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S. 

The government of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States recognizes 
Jesus Christ as the King and Head of the 
Church. He rules and teaches the church 
through His Spirit and Word, by the min- 
istry of men, through whom He exercises 
authority and enforces His own laws. 
(BCO, Preface I, Page 19,20) 

II. The Constitution Defined. 

The Constitution of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States consists of 
its doctrinal symbols, embraced in the Con- 
fession of Faith, and Larger and Shorter 
Catechisms, together with the Book of 
Church Order, which comprises the Form 
of Government, the Rules of Discipline, 
and the Directory for Worship. (BCO 
Preface II, Page 20) 

III. The Doctrine of Church Government. 
^Summary 

The Presbyterian form of church gov- 
ernment is government by Presbyters or 
Elders, gathered in courts in regular gra- 
dation. 

The Officers of the Church, Ministers 
of the Word, Ruling Elders and Deacons 
are ordained only by the authority of a 
court. (BCO, Preface III, page 20,21) 

IV. Doctrine of the Church. 

1. Nature of Church Power. 

The power which Christ has given his 
church is wholly moral and spiritual. 
Church power is exercised both by church 
members and by church officers. It is 
exercised by the members of a church in 
choosing those whom Chrsit calls to of- 
fice in His church. It is exercised by 
church officers individually in ministry. 
It is exercised by Elders jointly, in church 
courts, and called the Power of Jurisdic- 
tion. (BCO Chapter 1, page 22) 

2. Government and Jurisdiction of a 
Particular Church. 

The government and jurisdiction of a 
Particular Church is lodged in the Church 
Session, which consists of the Pastor (s) 
and Ruling Elders. (BCO, Chapter III, 
page 23) 

V. Presbytery and Its Constituent Church- 
es. 

1. Organization of a Particulart Church. 
A Presbyterian Church can be organized 

only by the authority of Presbytery. (BCO, 
Chapter 4-1) 

Persons may become members of the 
church organized by Presbytery in two 
ways: by presenting evidence of their 
membership in the church of Christ and 
by profession of faith in Christ and bap- 
tism. (BCO Chapter 4) 

2. The Presbytery and Session. 

The constitution provides that a Pres- 
byterian Church shall be governed by a 
Session. Ruling Elders are elected by the 
congregation. 

When Ruling Elders are ordained and 
installed, they are required to answer af- 
firmatively seven (7) questions. Among 
these are the following: 

(4) Do you approve the government 
and discipline of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S.? 

(6) Do you promise subjection to your 
brethren in the Lord? 

(7) Do you promise to study the peace, 
unity, edification and purity of 
the church? (BCO Chapter 29, Par. 
3, Page 79) 



The church courts of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S., in order of their reg- 
ular gradation are: church Sessions, Pres- 
byteries, Synods, and the General Assem- 
bly. (BCO Chapter 13-1) 

The rights and powers of church courts 
are provided in the constitution. (BCO 
Chapter 14, page 39,40). The jurisdiction 
of these courts are limited by express pro- 
visions of the constitution. The lower 
courts are subject to the review and con- 
trol of the higher courts in regular gra- 
dation. (BCO Chapter 14-5) 

These courts are not separate and inde- 
pendent tribunals. They have a mutual rela- 
tion, and every act of jurisdiction is the 
act of the whole church performed by it 
through the appropriate church court. 
(BCO Chapter 14-5) 

The Church Session has the power to 
select among the Ruling Elders represen- 
tatives to Presbytery, who, when so elect- 
ed, become members of Presbytery with 
all the rights and powers of members, and 
are required to report to the Session 
which elected them. (BCO Chapter 15-6 

The Session is required to observe and 
carry out the lawful injunctions of higher 
courts. (BCO Chapter 15-6 (16) 

The Session is required to convene 
when directed to do so by the Presbyttery. 
(BCO Chapter 15-5) 

The actions and decisions of a lower 
court are under the supervision of a high- 
er court, the actions and decisions of the 
Session are under the supervision of the 
Presbytery. The Presbytery has a right 
to require the Session to present its rec- 
ords for review. Presbytery may require 
a Session to reconsider and correct any 
serious irregularity. (BCO Chapter 14- 
1-3) 

3. The PoTwers of Presbytery. 

A. Presbytery and the Ministers. 

a. Presbytery has the power to ordain 
ministers. No one may be ordained 
a minister in the Presbyterian Church 
U.S. except by Presbytery. (BCO 
Chapter 23-4) 

b. No one may be ordained by Presby- 
tery who has not answered affirma- 
tively nine questions, among which 
are the following: 

(1) Do you approve the government 
and discipline of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S.? 

(2) Do you promise subjection to your 
brethren in the Lord? 

(3) Do you promise to be zealous and 
faithful in maintaining the truths 
of the gospel and purity and peace 
of the church—? (BCO Chapter 
27-6) 

e. Presbytery has the power: 
(1) To receive and decide references, 
appeals and complaints brought 
before it according to constitution- 
al procedures. 

(12) To receive under its care candi- 
dates for the ministry. 

(13) To ordain, receive, dismss, install, 
remove and judge ministers. 

(14) To establish the pasoral retlation- 
ship and to dissolve it at the re- 
quest of one or both parties, or, 
when it finds that the interests of 
religion imperatively demand it, 
following a hearing which provides 
procedural safeguards as in cases 
of process. 

(15) To set apart ministers to labor as 
Teachers, Evangelists, and in oth- 
er works proper to the ministry of 
the Gospel. 

(16) To require ministers to devote 
themselves diligently to their sa- 
cred calling and to censure the de- 
deliquent. 

(18) To condemn erroneous opinions 
which injure the purity or peace 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



of the church. 

(BCO Chapter 16-7 (1) (12) (13) 

(14) (15) (16) (18) 

B. Presbytery and the Churches. 

(2) To assume original jurisdiction in 
cases in which Session cannot ex- 
ercise is authority. 

(3) To review the records of Sessions, 
redress whatever they have done 
contrary to order, and take effec- 
tual care that they observe the con- 
stitution of the church. 

(4) To see that lawful injunctions of 
higher courts are obeyed. 

(5) To visit churches for the purpose of 
inquiring into and redressing evils 
that may have arisen in them. 
When necessary for the welfare of 
the church the Presbytery may dis- 
solve the active relationship be- 
tween an Elder and Deacon and 
the church, provided there has 
been a hearing which provides safe- 
guards as in cases of process. 

(6) To unite or divide churches at the 
request of the members thereof. 

(7) To organize new churches. 

(8) To receive and dismiss churches. 

(9) To dissolve churches. 

(10) To control the location of new 
churches and of churches desiring 
to move to new locations. 

(11) To take special oversight of church- 
es without pastors. 

(17) To devise measures for enlarge- 
ment of the church within its 
bounds. 

(19) To order whatever pertains to the 
spiritual welfare of the churches 
under its care. 

(20) To institute and superintend the 
agences necessary for its work. 

The Presbytery has a commisson on the 
Minister and His Work: 

"This commisson shall function for the 
Presbytery as an Administrative Commis- 
sion to vsit churches to inquire into and 
settle difficulties that have arsen therein." 
(See Chapter 19-3) 

"It shall serve as an instrument of Pres- 
bytery in promoting the peace and har- 
mony of the churches, especially in regard 
to matters arising out of the relation be- 
tween ministers and churches. The com- 
mission's purpose shall be to mediate dif- 
ferences and reconcile brethren, to the 
end that the difficulties may be corrected 
by the Session if possible, that the wel- 
fare of the particular church may be pro- 
moted, that the unity of the church of 
Christ her Head may be made manifest." 

"The commission shall exercise wise dis- 
cretion in determining when to take cog- 
nizance of information concerning diffi- 
culties within a church." 

C. Presbytery and the Congregation. 

(1) A Church can be organized only 
by the authority of Presbytery. 
(BCO Chapter 4-1) 

(2) The congregation of a church is 
composed of persons who fulfill 
conditions laid down by Presby- 
tery: 

a. Present evidence of church mem- 
bership. 

b. Or be admitted to the church by 
profession of faith in Christ and 



baptism. 

c. And enter into a covenant by an- 
swering the following question af- 
firmatively : 

"Do you, in reliance on God for 
strength, solemnly promise and 
covenant that you will walk togeth- 
er as an organized church, on the 
principles of the faith and order of 
the Presbyterian Church n the 
U.S., and that you will be zealous 
and faithful in maintaining the 
purity and peace of the whole 
church?" 

d. The presiding minister shall then 
say: 

"I pronounce and declare that you 
are constituted a church according 
to the Word of God and the faith 
and order of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. In the name of 
the Father, and the Son, and of 
the Holy Spirit. Amen." (BCO 
Chapter 4) 

(3) The Presbyterian Church in con- 
gregational meetings perform the 
following functions: 
(BCO Chapter 5) 

a. The congregation elects Ruling El- 
ders and Deacons. (BCO Chapter 
4) 

b. The congregation elects a pastor 
or pastors in the manner approved 
by Presbytery which installs him. 
(BCO Chapter 26) 

c. The congregation elects Trustees 
who hold and manage church prop- 
erty and any permanent special 
funds of the church "solely under 
the instructions of the congregation 
which they serve as Trustees." 
(BCO Chapter 6-1) 

Provisions are made for "an incor- 
porated church". (BCO Chapter 
6-2) 

If a church s dissolved by Presby- 
tery of property s placed in the 
hands of Presbytery. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
AND ITS CHURCHES 

Asheville Presbytery advises Sessions: 

1. That "the last assembly has clear- 
ly said that withdrawal is not con- 
stitutional action." (Letter from 
stated clerk of the General Assem- 
bly dated July 13, 1973) 

2. That the constitution declares that 
Presbytery has the power to dismiss 
churches. (BCO Chapter 16-7 (8) 

3. That a request from a church to 
be dismissed on the ground that 
the Presbyterian church in the U.S. 
has departed from its historic 
standards will not be considered 
hastily or lightly or inadvisedly. 

4. That the Session of a church re- 
questing dismissal will be required 
by Presbytery to assure the court 
that the following procedures have 
been followed : 

1. The question is considered at a 
stated meeting of the Session. 

2. The question has been placed on 
the agenda of the Session and all 
Ruling Elders have been notified 
in writing at least ten days prior 
to the meeting. 

3. The commission on the Minister 
and His work has been notified at 



least ten days prior to the meeting. 

4. A representative appointed by the 
commission is invited to appear be- 
fore the Session to represent the 
Presbytery and inform the Session 
of these procedures. 

5. The congregational meeting to con- 
sider requesting dismissal by Ashe- 
vlie Presbytery shall be held not 
sooner than sixty (60) days after 
the Session calls the m.eeting. 

6. The Session with the commission 
and arranges for and agrees upon 
at least two presentations to the 
congregation during the sixty (60) 
days: 

a. A presentation of the issues from 
the point of view of the administra- 
tion of the General Assembly. — 
Or a presentation of the issues 
from the point of view of conserva- 
tives who choose not to leave the 
denomination. 

b. A presentation of the issues from 
the point of view of a person who 
favors dismissal from the denomi- 
nation. 

7. A representative, chosen by the 
commission shall be invited by the 
Session to be present at the con- 
gregational meeting to represent 
Presbytery's concern to the peo- 
ple. (Assembly's Digest 1861-1965, 
Par. 16, point 7, page 99). He 
shall be presented to the Congrega- 
tion by the Moderator. He shall not 
participate in the debate but may 
be invited to make a statement to 
the congregation on behalf of Pres- 
bytery. 

8. The call for the congregational 
meeting should be mailed to each 
member or family of the Church 
stating time, place and purpose of 
the meeting. 

9. The ballot presented shall be ap- 
proved by the Session. 

10. The voting shall be by written bal- 
lot. Only those on the active roll 
are entitled to vote. (BCO 5-1) 

11. Presbytery considers three fourths 
majority of the congregation pres- 
ent and voting a basis for request- 
ing dismissal. 

12. The vote shall be certified by the 
Session to the Commission. Minutes 
of the congregational meeting shall 
be recorded in the minute book of 
the Session (BCO 5-5) and sub- 
mitted to Presbytery through the 
Commission which shall review and 
be prepared to make a recommen- 
dation regarding the request for 
dismissal to the next regular meet- 
of Presbytery. 

13. The Commission shall be prepared 
to present to Presbytery its under- 
standing of the property issues in- 
volved (Minutes of the General 
Assembly 1971, page 188-189) 

5. It is the conviction of this Presbytery 
that all issues between this court and its 
constituent churches ought to be settled 
in church courts, in accord with the con- 
stitution of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S. and in the Spirit of the Head of 
the Church, Jesus Christ, the Lord of us 
all. 

"Peace be to the brethren and love vdth 
faith, from God the Father ant the Lord 
love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, 
Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that 
Amen". 



July. 1973 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

By The Superintendent 

All of our children came back to the 
Home on July 6 after being away for 
their two week period of summer vaca- 
tion. All seem to have had a good time. 
We are very grateful to the families who 
invited our children to spend this vaca- 
tion period with them in their homes. 

We are sorry to report that Mrs. Mar- 
garet Eads, our house mother for the 
older girls, had a bad fall last week and 
Fractured her wrist. We hope she will 
lot suffer too much discomfort and that 
her wrist will mend quickly. 

Our summer Christian Education 
Worker is Miss Lucy Sears who is a mem- 
ber of the Swannanoa Presbyterian 
Church. Our children have benefited a 
rreat deal from her work among us. We 
ire very grateful for the privilege of 
laving her with us and we wish her well 
in her continued study and preparation. 



AUGUST BIRTHDAYS 

25 Tony Robinson - 18 

28 Julie Blevins 9 



MONTREAT TO DEDICATE 
CONVOCATION HALL 

On Sunday afternoon, July 29, at three 
o'clock the Jennie Richmond Armstrong 
Convocation Hall will be dedicated in a 
special service at Montreat. 

The convocation hall is joined to As- 
sembly Inn and has been in use for 
several years as a facility which can ac- 
commodate up to 250 persons for meet- 
ings of various kinds. 



JUNIOR CAMPS STILL OPEN 

Two presbytery-sponsored camps for 
rising fifth and sixth graders will be 
held at Little Pisgah Ranch the weeks 
of July 22-27 and July 29-August 3. 
These are the last of the scheduled 
camps of the 1973 season. They will be 
directed by the Rev. Richard "Sandy" 
Curnow, pastor of the Malvern Hills 
church who is also chairman of the 
Junior Council of the Christian Educa- 
tion Committee. 

Reservations may be sent to Presby- 
tery's Office, 40 Church Street, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28801. 

While the various camps have not 
operated at capacity levels this summer, 
attendances at several of them have in- 
creased as compared to previous years. 

Good food, carefully planned pro- 
grams, and steadily improving physical 
facilities have been enjoyed by partici- 
pants from many of the presbytery's 
congregations. 



CRAWFORD TEACHING 
AT DAVIDSON INSTITUTE 

Dr. John Crawford, Professor of His- 
tory and Chairman of the Department 
of Social Sciences at Montreat-Anderson 
College, is one of fourteen participants 
in an African-Asian institute being held 
at Davidson College, Davidson, North 
Carolina. The institute, which is funded 
by the National Endowment for the Hu- 
manities and the Mary Reynolds Bab- 
cock Foundation, has as its program the 
training of professors to be resource per- 
sons for teachers of the social sciences in 
the North Carolina public schools. 

All participants in the institute have 
lived in South Asia or Africa. Dr. Craw- 
ford served from 1960-1969 as a Presbyter- 
ian missionary teacher in the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo (ZAIRE) at the 
University of Libre du Congo where he 
held the rank of full professor and Vice 
Dean of the faculty. 



BETHEL HOMECOMING 
AUGUST 12 

Sunday, August 12, 1973, members of 
the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Hay- 
wood County will be celebrating their 
139th anniversary. 

The celebration will begin with a 
service of Worship at 9 A. M. at which 
time it is hoped that former pastors will 
be present. Following this service, there 
will be a picnic lunch in the fellowship 
hall. 

In the afternoon there will be a musi- 
cal program in the sanctuary including 
some special group singing and some 
speaking. 

All friends of the Bethel congregation 
are invited to attend. 



ASSEMBLY TO EMPHASIZE 

CHURCH OFFICER 

DEVELOPMENT 

Under the sponsorship of the Board 
of Christian Education and the direction 
of the Rev. John Rhea a Consultation on 
Church Officer Development was held 
in Atlanta on July 13-14. Representatives 
from almost all of the General Assem- 
bly's presbyteries participated. 

For a number of years the denomina- 
tion has been stressing training of church 
officers, but most often the focus has 
been on pre-ordination training. While 
not minimizing the importance of pre- 
ordination instruction, the new COD 
program is designed to encourage con- 
tinuing education for officers . . helping 
them to evaluate their work and to im- 
prove their knowledge and their skills. 

It is projected that each presbytery 
will offer assistance in this area through 
training events and the provision of 
practical resources. 



BENEVOLENCES LAGGING 

Contributions received by Presbytery's 
Treasurer for budgeted benevolences for 
the first half of 1973 are running about 
two thousand dollars behind the same 
period in 1972. This is made more 
serious due to the fact that the 1973 
budget is larger than the one adopted 
for last year. 



MEMORIALS from pg. four 

Weir, Mrs. Robert A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. B. Munch, Charles and Katherine Beaver, 
Patricia Beaver, The Hill Family, Mrs. Myrtle 
Compton, Circle No. 2 of Malvern Mills Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Haseltine, 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Ford, Paula and Don, 
Men's Bible Class of Malvern Hills Presby- 
terian Church, Women of Malvern Hills Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. 

Whitaker, Mr. Wilburn, Andrews — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry Reeves, Andrews. 

White, Dr. R. A., Asheville — Mrs. Virginia S. 
Jones, Mrs. Jean A. Hoyle, Asheville. 

Whitmore, Mr. Harold B., Vienna, Va. — Mrs. 
Edna V. Ward, Asheville. 

Williams, Mrs. Edna Team, Charleston, S. C. — 
Mrs. Hazel J. Ford, Mr. Jack Quakenbush, 
Asheville. 

Wilson, Mr. C. W., Hattiesburg, Miss. — Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Miss 
Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Mrs. E. Y. Marsh, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector & Family, Hender- 
sonville. Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Gates, Dana. 

Wool, Mrs. Glenn, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Joe 

G. King, Asheville. 
Woolcott, Mrs. Corinne Gibbon, Asheville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Gtis B. Kempson, Jr., Mrs. Virginia S. 
Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Gwen, Jr., 
Miss Helen Powers, Mr. & Mrs. Jack H. 
Rogers, Mary Louise and Jack Woodcock, 
First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Mr. 
& Mrs. Norman Sultan, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
C. Bridgers, Dr. William F. Powell, Shipley's 
Inc., Mr. E. C. Coleman, Mr. & Mrs. Weldon 
Williamson, Mr. & Mrs. Allei T. Morrison, 
Gen'l & Mrs. John Arrowsmith, Mrs. Mary 
Lawing, Mrs. Cameron L. Smith. Bank of 
Asheville Employees, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Rez- 
zuto, Mr. Robertson Wall, Mrs. Theodore B. 
Sumner, Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Parks, Wachovia 
Bank & Trust Company, Mr. & Mrs. Flem- 
ing Talman, Frances B. Phillips, Patia, 
Straus, Robinson & Moore, Mrs. Emma L. 
Weaver, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Weaver, Mrs. Al- 
len Williamson, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Morris, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick B. Jones, Drs. Truluck 
and Hatchett, Dr. & Mrs. Walter McFall, Mrs. 
Samuel J. Fisher, Mrs. R. A. White, The Slos- 
man Family, Circle No. 3 of First Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. Warren Wilson 
College, Mr. R. David Alexander, Swan- 
nanoa. Mr. John H. Smith, Lauderdale by The 
Sea, Fla. Mrs. Sam Nash, Wilmington, N. C. 
Jane and Burkley McCarthy, Mrs. Daniel F. 
McCarthy, Sr., Evansville, Ind. North Caro- 
lina National Bank, Mr. Walter L. Smith, 
Louise Hutchison, Mrs. Parks H. Dalton, 
Sr., Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Bou- 
shall, Richmond, Va. Mr. John C. Young- 
blood, Arden. Dr. & Mrs. Mark L. Reed, III, 
Chapel Hill, N. C. Mrs. R. C. Carmichael, 
Durham, N. C. Mrs. Paul, H. Rogers, Harts- 
ville, S. C. Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Tanner. 
Rutherfordton, N. C. 

Wooten, Mrs. Flora Lamb, Asheville — Circle No 
2 of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Goforth, Miss Sara Goforth, 
Data Operations Unit and Key Punch Unit, 
Shumate Memorial Bible Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 



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July. 1973 



iMm^nal (gifts 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Adams, Mr. Guy Frank, Durham, N.C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Stan C. Settle, Asheville. 
Alexander, Mrs. Perry M., St., Swannanoa — 

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Alexander, Swannanoa. Mr. 
& Mrs. John Yermack, Women of Keneil- 
worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Arnold Powell, Hendersonvile. 

Anderson, Mr. Courtenay, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Kenneth Hysong Hendersonville. 

Bagwell, Mr. Hillliard W., Asheville— Dr. D. W. 
Brostnan, III, Asheville. 

Baumgartner, Mrs. Elizabeth H., Asheville — 
Dr. Ira P. Baumgartner, Asheville. 

Bennett, Mr. Donald, Hendersonville — Miss 
Christine H. MacMartin, Mr. & Mrs. J. 
Gustaf Sundin, Mr. & Mrs. John I. Bush, Mr. 
& Mrs. Davis H. Mills, Mr. & Mrs. C. G. 
Todd, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce B. Swanson, Mr. & 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. W. R. 
Chapman, Mr. & Mrs. John E. Rufty, Mr. & 
Mrs. Verwin F. Walker, Hendersonville, Mrs. 
L. F. Totten, Toms River, N. J. Mr. & Mrs. 
Jeter P. Gibbs, Melrose, Fla. 

Black, Miss Vinnie, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
John E. Rufty, Mrs. Harry F. Williams, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Miss Walter Pike, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Miss Emma 
Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. L. 
M. Spaulding, Miss Elizabeth S. Randolph, 
Mrs. D. B. Green, Mrs. Frank Yarbrough, 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. C. 
F. Stonecipher, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Garren, 
Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

Blacketer, Mr. M. A., Memphis, Tenn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Lewis Tucker, Dallas Tex. 

Boyd, Mr. Charles R., Columbia, S. C. — The 
Rev. & Mrs. Henry B. Dendy, Weaverville. 

Campbell, Mrs. Wyly, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 
K. Singey, Hendersonville. Mrs. Wilsie J. 
Nesbitt, Horse Shoe. 

Clark, Mr. M. C, Pageland, S. C. — The James 
H. Reed Family, Hendersonville. 

Conrad, Mr. Brain, Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Sam Alexander, Swannanoa. 

Cummings, Mrs. Frank, Lakeland, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. A. Haseltine, Ashevile. 

Crisp, Mrs. Freda Lee, Candler — Mr. & Mrs. 
Reid Lovelace, Asheville. 

Davis, S/Sgt Roy— Mr. & Mrs. O. T. Wynne, 
Asheville. 

Dean, Mr. Charles, Asheville — Mrs. C. N. 
Horton, Asheville, Mr. Robert N. Miller, 
Asbury Park, N. J. Mr. & Mrs. Travis 0. 
Reynolds, Leicester. 

Duffield, Mrs. Mary, Richwood, West. Va. — Mr. 
Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Mr. 
& Mrs. F. E. Shull, Mrs. C. D. Moss, Can- 
ton. 

Duncan, Mr. W. G., Weaverville — Ruth M. Saw- 
yer, Asheville. 



Edwards, Mrs. A. A., Columbus, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Howard J. Runnion, Fletchher. 

Egeler, Mrs. Bessie, Northport, Mich. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Fidler, Mr. Harry G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Cowan, Park Ridge, III. Mrs. G. H. Sampson, 
Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Kroner, Mr. & Mrs. James 
R. Shields, Asheville. 

Fisher, Mr. Charles E., Atloona, Ja. — Hazel- 
wood Presbyterian Church, Hazelwood. Mr. 
& Mrs. Rufus Summerrow, Waynesville. 

Fisher, Mr. Edward, Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Euel Taylor, Waynesville. Ersie, Jerry and 
Dianne Allen, Canton. 

Flanagan, Mr. George M., Hendersonville — 
Mrs. L. K. Singley, Mrs. Barron Kelly, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Freeman, Mrs. Dorothy, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Ron 
Gentry, Sylva. 

Freeman, Mrs. James, Asheville — Mrs. Clark 
Phillips, San Jose, Calif. Mrs. E. L. Warren, 
Asheville. 

Gash, Mrs. Velda, Hendersonville — Mrs. Wilsie 
J. Nesbitt, Horse Shoe. Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
B. Childs, Hendersonville. 

Goodrich, Mr. Roland, Lufkin, Tex. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Lewis Tucker, Dallas, Tex. 

Hall, Mrs. Athalyne, Hendersonville — Lucille 
Wilson, Etowah. Mrs. Wilsie J. Nesbitt, 
Horse Shoe. 

Hamby, Mr. W. W., Asheville~Mrs. Ed Orr, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. T. C. Rash Mr. & Mrs. 
Ernest Marsico, Granite Falls, N. C, Mrs. 
John H. Jay. 

Hassell, Mrs. A. P., Hendersonville — Mrs. Troy 
Wyche, Ida Jean Brown, The Charles 
Rice Sunday School Class of Waynesville 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, 
Waynesville. Dr. & Mrs. John W. Davis, Hic- 
kory. Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. 
Stephen E. Shepard, Mrs. Forrest Gardner, 
Mrs. Joe O. Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
E. Smith, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Miss Ash- 
leigh Anne Woerner, Hendersonville. Eiza- 
beth Shepard, Swannanoa. 

Hayes, Miss Leila, Murphy — Miss Mary McEI- 
roy. Miss Sue McElroy, Weaverville. 

Hipp, Mrs. Lucius, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Jennings, Mr. Walter Kemper, Melbourne, Fla. 
Judge & Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Mebourne, 
Fla. 

Leaman, Mr. William B., Asheville — Wachovia 
Bank & Trust Company, Mr. & Mrs. L. W. 
Johnson, Asheville. 

Lewis, Mrs. Merriwether — Circle No. 3 of Black 
Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Moun- 
tain. 

Lyda, Dr. Edgar W., Asheville — Mrs. Alice A. 
Carter, Asheville. 

MacGregor, Mrs. — Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Weaver, 
Asheville. 

Martin, Mrs. Ben H., Hayesville — Mr. Harry N. 
Matthews, Canton. 

Martin, Mrs. Joseph, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Dr. & Mrs. I. H. Archer, 
Asheville. 



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Martin, Mrs. Paul, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 

Flanagan, Hendersonville. Mrs. Brooks 

Bynum, Richmond, Va. Mrs. W. A. Reynolds, 

Missoula, Mont. 

Matthews, Mr. W. B., Monroe, La. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Brandon Glasgow and Ed, Weaverville. 
McDaris, Mr. Jack, Asheville — Miss Mary Mc- 
Elroy, Miss Sue McElroy, Weaverville. 
McNair, The Rev. Archie, Asheville — The Rev. 
& Mrs. James J. Therrell, Horse Shoe. Col. 
& Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Mrs. May A. Dunn, 
Asheville. 
Medd, Mr. C. B., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector, 
Hendersonville. 

Mitchell, Mr. H. P., West Palm Beach, Fla.— 
Mrs. Eric R. Hall, Candler. 

Owenby, Father of Mr. Furman J., Asheville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert B. Auerbach and Family, 
Helen C. Whittemore, Portsmouth, Va. 

Perry, Mr. Earl, West Palm Beach, Fla.— Mr. 
& Mrs. Claude Greene, Mrs. George J. 
Drake, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Drake, Mr. Burt 
Drake, Gary, N. C. 

Post, Mrs. Anah K., Waynesville — Mr. Charles 
W. Post, Wemme, Ore. 

Messenheimer, Mrs. Edna Rogers — Chetronlcs, 
Swannanoa. 

Prevost, Mr. R. L., Hazelwood — Mrs. Chris- 
topher Crittenden, Raleigh, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. 
George F. Seaborn, New Point, Va. Mr. A. 
G. Whitener, High Point, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. 
L. E. Fichthorn, Darien, Conn. Mr. & Mrs. 
William S. Ray, Miss Sue Willard Lindsley, 
Waynesville. Dr. & Mrs. R. Stuart Roberson, 
Hazelwood. 

Price, Leigh, Asheville — Miss Mary L. McElroy, 
Weaverville. 

Rhodes, Mr. Danny Lee, Asheville — Boy Scout 
Troop No. 701, Brevard. 

Ridgon, Mrs. Rose P., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry Garner, Jack & Nellie McCracken, 
Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Roy Deltz, Canton. 

Roberts, Mr. Jason Walter, Fletcher — Mrs. J. 
T. Brittain, Hendersonville. 

Robinson, Mrs. L. C, Whippany, N. J. — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Simpson, Sr., Asheville. 

Samo, Mrs. Henlene, Asheville — Women of the 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Schartle, Mrs. D. N., Asheville — Mrs. R. L. 
Slade. Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Watkins, Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Hazel 
J. Ford, Mr. J. L. Quakenbush, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph M. Nelson, Mr. Joseph A. Patelidas, 
Mr. & Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Dr. & Mrs. E. 
D. Peasley, Asheville. 

Scott, Mrs. Charles, Swannanoa — Dr. David H. 
Becker, Asheville. 

Scott, Mrs. Shirley, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Brandon Glasgow and Ed, Weaverville. 

Simons, Mr. Kenneth, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arnold E. Powell, Hendersonville. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara, Asheville — Miss Mary 
Dunn, Hyattsville. Md. 

Summerrow, Mrs. George C, Hazelwood — Mr. 
& Mrs. Leon Yount, Mr. & Mrs. Colon Trest, 
Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Crawford, 
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Huscusson, Franklin. Paul, 
Patsy and Steven Rogers, Canton. 

Summerrow, Mr. George C, Hazelwood — 
Carey and Kevin Slaughter, Odessa, Fla. 
Mr. & Mrs. William Hardin and Dan, Clyde. 
Mrs. Milas N. Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. John R. 
Stephens, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Hendry, Miss 
Goodwill A. Post, Earnest and Marian Craw- 
ford, First Union National Bank, Mr. & Mrs. 
W. B. Winchester, Mr. & Mrs. Howard J. 
Wagemaker, Waynesville. Ladies' Bible Class 
of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Howell Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Yount, 
Friendly Bible Class of Hazelwood Presby- 
terian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Colon Trest, Haze- 
wood. Mr. & Mrs. Gene Huscusson, Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Crawford, Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. 
T. A. Gabriel, Alturas, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. J. 
Paul Raby, Asheville. Paul, Patsy and Steven 
Rogers, Canton. 

Taylor, Miss Mattie, Winston-Salem, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. William L. Wheelon, Back Moun- 
tain. 



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Vol. LXIV 



August 
No. 8 



1973 



DEATH TAKES DR. L. NELSON 
BELL 

Dr. L. Nelson Bell, immediate past 
moderator of the Presbyterian Church, 
U. S., died in his sleep on August 2. He 
liad just turned 79. 

His body was laid to rest in the church 
yard of the Swannanoa Presbyterian 
chmxh, and a memorial service was con- 
ducted Sunday, August 5, in Anderson 
Auditorium at Montreat. 

Dr. Bell had addressed the denomina- 
tion's World Missions Conference at 
Montieat the night before his death and 
had led in prayer. 

Dr. Cliarles E. S. Kraemer, present 
PCUS moderator, observed that duriing 
his predecessor's year as moderator, "Dr. 
Bell said several times that it was his 
prayer that the Lord would keep him 
alive until he could complete that year, 
and the Lord did give him the com- 
plete year as moderator. He was appar- 
ently feeling much better, and the very 
night in which he died he addressed 



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SYLVA PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 




In the Fall of 1940, the Rev. Paul 
Thrower, then Pastor of the Bryson City 
Church, began holding services two Sun- 
day nights a month for the Presbyterian 
families living in Sylva. A Church was 
officially organized in June, 1941, with 
twelve members. Services were held in 
the Episcopal Church. 

The war years soon took their toll on 
the small congregation, and services were 
discontinued froin 1943 to 1947. In the 
summer of 1947, a young ministerial stu- 
dent, Edward Whitson, came to Sylva 
and discovered an interest in reorganiz- 
ing the Church and about 60 prospective 
members. As a consequence, the Rev. 
Hoyt Wakefield was called by the Home 
Mission Committee of Asheville Presby- 
tery to come to Sylva and take up the 
work, in the Fall of 1947. There were 



only six active members at the time, but 
Mr. Wakefield quickly inspired their 
enthusiasm and that of others, and soon 
it seemed the whole community was in- 
volved in helping the Presbyterians 
build a Church. Mr. W. H. Belk of 
Charlotte donated money and brick. 
Much of the work was given to the 
Church as an offering. The Volunteer 
Fire Department, in particular, gave 
many hours of work. By May of 1949, 
the membership had grown to 55 and 
these had given over $3000 toward the 
building. On November 27, 1949, the 
work was completed and the first wor- 
ship service held in the sanctuary. A 
building worth |30,000 to $40,000 had 
been erected. An interesting feature of 
the building is the gallery of Old and 
New Testament scenes, conceived and 
executed by Mr. Wakefield. 

The first regularly called Pastor, the 
Rev. Robert Collins, arrived in Sylva in 
the summer of 1952. The following sum- 
mer he was married and a new manse 
built for him and his bride. The Rev. 
D. P. McGeachy, III succeeded Mr. Col- 
lins in March, 1955. Under his leader- 
ship, the sanctuary was remodeled and 
Oilier improvements made. The Rev. 
James Davis Whitesides became Pastor 
in the Fall of 1960. During his pastorate, 
the Church retired its manse debt and 
became self-suppoting for the first time. 
The current pastor. The Rev. Riley 
Covin, was called to the Church in 1967. 
In 1972-1973 a $7,000 program of im- 
provements was carried out, including 
the purchase of a new Rodgers Organ. 

For many years, the Sylva Church car- 
ried on a ministry to the students at 
Western Carolina University. In 1966, 
a Church was organized in Cullowhee. 

The Church is a member of the 
Sylva Inter-Church Group, Avhich spon- 
sors community worship services at 
Thanksgiving and Easter, a Fund to Aid 
Transients, and a Christmas Cheer Fund. 

Among programs of interest this year 
have been a Yokefellow Group, and a 
joint Bible Study with the neighboring 
Catholic Church, as a part of Key '75. 
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Of Black Mountain, N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
B. HOYT EVANS. Treasurer Don C. mcKenzie, superintendent 

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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1973 



WOMEN OF THE CHURH 



Presbytery of Asheville 



Synod of Appalachia 



1973-1974 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. William R. 
Anderson, 150 Pisgah Drive, Canton, 
N. C. 28716 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Joe 
Carpenter, 1151 Woodmont Dr., Hen- 
dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 



TREASURER — Mrs. Harold Woody, 
46 Audubon Dr., Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 20 
Aurora Dr., Asheville, N. C. 28805 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Editor 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Walter Nelson, Arden, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — 



SECOND V. P. Harold Sluder, Route 

2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., 
Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
minster 



Ellen Evans, West- 



VICE-MODERATOR Bobby Fergu- 
son, Swannanoa 

TREASURER Pat Mastin, West 

Asheville 



HISTORIAN 
treat 



Patsy Daniels, Mon- 



REGISTRAR — Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 
ville 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Martha 
Gettys, Westminster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Russell Fol- 

ger, Brevard, Linda Hile, Black 

Mountain, Kent Patton, Black 

Mountain, Bill Claxton, Bryson 

City, Mary Sparks, Swannanoa, 

Rusty Owen, Westminster 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Harry 
Pltilips, Miss Elaine Crawford, and 
Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



CONSULTATION FOR SMALL 
CHURCHES 

One of the priorities adopted by the 
1973 General Assembly for 1974 was "to 
stiengthen the small church." Asheville 
Presbytery, under the sponsorship of the 
Church Extension Committee, is getting 
an early start in its implementation of 
that emphasis. 

A special committee named by the 
Church Extension Committee is making 
plans for a consultation for pastors and 
leaders from the presbytery's small 
churches (those with a membership of 
under 200) to be held at Montreat on Oc- 
tober 19 and 20. Members of the com- 
mittee are: Stanley Bennett, Richard A. 
Curnow, Erwin Joslin, Billy Joe Martin, 
C. W. Solomon, and B. Hoyt Evans. Mrs. 
Mary Alice Murray of Wooten, Ky., who 
has wide experience in small church 
planning, has worked with the commit- 
tee and will be present for the consulta- 
tion. 

A survey conducted by the denomina- 
tion indicates that members of small 
churches often feel ignored by the de- 
nominational establishment and feel that 
there is sometimes a disjDosition to "im- 
pose unworkable programs from the top 
down." The October meeting has as one 
of its goals to encourage the participants 
to identify their own strengths and needs. 
They will also be asked to offer sugges- 
tions as to how the presbytery can best 
provide assistance and encouragement. 



DR. BELL from page one 

the World Missions Conference with 
considerable vigor and enthusiasm." 

"It would be difficult to measure the 
contribution that Dr. Bell made to the 
Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ 
through tlie Presbyterian Chinch in the 
United States. He was always, to the end, 
loyal to the Church, and though he ex- 
pressed disagreement freely with many 
of the things which the Church did, he 
always believed that this was the chan- 
nel through which God had called him 
to serve.' 

Dr. Bell had been in failing health for 
several months. Two weeks prior to his 
death he returned from Mayo Clinic, 
Rochester, Minn., after a lengthy gen- 
eral checkup, with particular attention 
given to circulatory difficulties. His 
activities had been considerably restrict- 
ed. 

Dr. Bell is survived by Mrs. Bell, the 
former Virginia Leftwich of Waynesboro, 
Virginia, and three daughters and a son: 
Mrs. Billy Graham of Montreat; Mrs. 
C. Donald Montgomery of Los Alamos, 
N. M.; Mrs. John N. Somerville, a mis- 
sionary to Korea, now in Montreat on 
furlough; and the Rev. Dr. B. Clayton 
Bell, who on the last Sunday in July 
was called to the pastorate of the Fligh- 
land Park church of Dallas, Texas. 



WILLIAM R. ANDERSON 
JOINS MONTREAT STAFF 

The Rev. William R. Anderson, pastor 
of the Canton Presbyteiian Church since 
July 1971, has been named Director 
of Development for Montreat-Ander- 
son College. He assumed his duties on 
August 20. 

Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the 
University of Mississippi and of Colum- 
bia Theological Seminary. He had wide 
experience in the business world before 
entering upon his seminary studies. 

In addition to serving as pastor at 
Canton, Mr. Anderson has supplied the 
Bethel church in Haywood County for 
the past year. He is also a member of 
presbytery's Christian Education com- 
mittee and of Piesbytery's Council. 

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and their four 
children will be making their home in 
Montreat. 

PRESBYTERY WOC COUNCIL 

TO MEET 

Mrs. Harold Borchert, President of the 
Women of the Church in Asheville Pres- 
bytery, has announced plans for the fall 
meeting of the WOC Council. The gath- 
ering will be held on Saturday, Septem- 
ber 8 at Bailey's Cafeteria in the West- 
gate Shopping Center of Asheville. 

District chairmen are asked to meet at 
ten o'clock, and other council members 
are asked to join the group at twelve 
thirty. 

LEADER TRAINING SET 
FOR NOVEMBER 3 

The Leader Education Coimcil of 
Presbytery's Christian Education Com- 
mittee has announced a one-day leader 
training event to be held at the Canton 
Presbyterian Churcli on Satvnclay, No- 
vember 3. 

Help will be offered to those teaching 
in the following divisions: kindergarten, 
children, youth, and adult. There will 
also be classes for superintendents of the 
church school and ministers. Instruction 
will be given in the irse of audio-visual 
materials. 

Every church in the presbytery is 
urged to encourage its education workers 
to attend this event which will begin at 
9:30 and conclude at 3:30. Additional in- 
formation and registration forms will be 
sent by the coimcil directly to the 
churches. 

SYLVA from page one 

Believing tliat the (Jhurch exists to 
serve the community, the church build- 
ing is made available for use as a meeting 
place for the League of Women Voters, 
the Cancer Society, and the Sylva Coun- 
cil on Alcoholism. 

Thanks to the generosity and hard 
work of its members, its friends, and the 
Home Mission Committee of Asheville 
Presbytery the Presbyterian Church of 
Sylva is carrying on its ministry of pro- 
claiming Good News in 1973. 



August, 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 



It is with mixed feelings that we re- 
port that Mrs. Margaret Eads is leaving 
the Home. We have appreciated her 
work among us and we are sorry to lose 
her, but we are glad for the exciting 
opportunity she has. She is going to Mon- 
treat-Anderson College to be a house- 
mother in one of the dormitories for 
women. We wish her well in her new 
work and hope she will not forget us 
and will come to see us. 



Wedding Bells 

Miss Lynn Holman, housemother to 
our little girls, took three of her girls: 
Deborah Parham, Minnie Clark, and 
Kathy Howard, to Fort Wayne, Indiana 
to attend the wedding of their former 
housemother, Miss Arlene Tolson to Mr. 
David Beard. It was a very happy and 
exciting time for them all. Mr. and Mrs. 
Beard have our prayers and best wishes. 



Recreation Park Outing 

On Saturday, August 18, the children 
were guests of the Elk Club for an outing 
and picnic at the Asheville Recreation 
Park. We are very grateful to our friends 
for once more making possible this time 
of fun and enjoyment which has come 
to be an annual affair. 



Picnic at Canton 

Our friends of the Canton Presby- 
terian Church entertained the Home 
"family" at an afternoon of games and 
picnicking on Wednesday, August 15. 
We look forward to this happy time 
from year to year, and wish to thank 
the Canton people for all they do for 
us. 



Garden Produces 

This has been another good year for 
our garden. We have had a bountiful 
harvest of vegetables for the tables and 
our freezers are filled to capacity with 
green beans, corn and other vegetables. 
These will surely taste delicious when 
cold weather comes. 



School Starts 

Now that summer is coming to an 
end some groans can be heard with the 
starting of school again. It is not all 
sadness, though, because the children 
look forward to seeing friends from 
whom they have been separated during 
vacation months. 



THOMAS B. McPHAIL ACCEPTS 
CALL TO ALBANY, GEORGIA 

The Rev. Thomas B. McPhail has 
been called to be pastor of the West 
minster Presbyterian Church of Albany, 
Georgia. Mr. McPhail has served as as- 
sistant pastor of the Brevard-Davidson 
River church since July 1970. 

While a member of Asheville Presby- 
tery, Mr. McPhail served as Adult Ad- 
visor to presbytery's Youth Council. He 
Avas also a member of the Leader Edu- 
cation Council and of the Committee on 
the Office of the Executive Secretary. 



SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


Date 




Age 


9 


Robin Ferguson 


13 


11 


Mary Lee Sparks 


17 


22 


Keith Buckner 


12 


24 


Bobby Summers 


14 


27 


Michael Moore 


14 


28 


Marilyn Smith 


13 



MEMORIALS from page four 

Mechanic, Wlrs. Marsha West, Weavervilie — 

Mr. & Mrs. George Gravenstuk, Weave;ville. 

IWerritf, Mr. Richard S., Charleston, SC — Mag- 
gie Valley Country Club Employees. 

Metcalf, Monica, Canton — Jack & Nellie & 
Nancy McCracken, Waynesville. 

Mims, Mr. Frank, Swannanoa — Rev. & Mrs. 
David L. Parks, Weavervilie. 

Morgan, Mr. Rube, Pisgah Forest — Mr. & Mrs. 
E. F. Carmenzind, Brevard. 

Osteen, Mr. George David, Swannanoa — Cir- 
cle #1 of Weavervilie Presbyterian Church, 
Rev. & Mrs. David L Parks, Weavervilie. 
The A. C. Garland Family, Black Mountain. 

Perry, Mr. Earl C, West Palm Beach, FLA — 
Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Hendersonville. 

Prevost, Mr. R. L, Sr., Hazelwood — H. S. 
Ward, Lake Junaluska, William F. Svi^ift, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Thompson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Dan Watkins, Waynesville. Dr. & Mrs. Rob- 
ert L. Smith & Family, Lansdale, Pa. Mr. 
Hathaway Cross, Raleigh. 

Rayburn, Mr. Grover E., Swannanoa — Ellis & 
Millie Vaught, Swannanoa. 

Reeve, Mr. Harold, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Saner, Mrs. Alice Clara, Switzerland — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown. Hendersonville. 

Schartle, Mrs. D. N., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Schreiber, Mr. Alfred E., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Walter W. Alexander, Asheville. 

Shelton, Mrs. Opie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Morris, Jr., Asheville. 

Simpson, Mr. David L., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mrs. Ralph Lee, Mr. & 
Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Rem- 
bert, Mrs. Nora B. Odell, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
A. Sabine, Miss Conyers Sluder, Mr. & 
Mrs. Sidney Martin, Sidney and Douglas, 
Mrs. Christine Glenn, Mr. & Mrs. Stokes 
Neiison, Employees of Will Russell House 
of Fashion, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Ray Shir- 
ley and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Samz, Arden. 
Mrs. Ellen G. Taylor, Greenville, SC. Mr. & 
Mrs. George W. Roberts, Burnsville. Mr. & 
Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Fletcher. Mrs. H. W. 
Johnson, Kingsport, TN. Mr. & Mrs. James 
A. Duncan; Mr. George Thomas, Erwin, TN. 
Dr. & Mrs. G. A. Stine, Johnson City, TN. 
Mr. & Mrs. P. Morton Keary, Skyland. The 
Powers Family, St. Pauls, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 
C. B. Pilgrim, Okahumpka, FL. 



WORKSHOP PLANNED FOR 
MINISTERS 

As a result of an action taken at the 
July 10 meeting of Asheville Presbytery, 
a 12 liour workshop for ministers and 
other church professionals is planned to 
be held at Montreat on September 18 
and 19. 

The workshop was proposed and will 
be directed by the Rev. Hugh L. Eichel- 
berger who is Coordinator of Pastoral 
Care and Career Development for the 
Professional Development Division of the 
General Executive Board. 

Mr. Eichelberger has pointed out that 
many times the pastor is the only person 
in the church family who does not have 
a pastor. The purpose of the workshop 
is to determine how the presbytery can 
best provide some kind of pastoral care 
and support for its ministers and other 
professional church workers and their 
families. 



Sims, Mr. Mark, Winder, GA — Mr. & Mrs. R. 

W. Paden, Hendersonville. 
Smith, Mr. Robert E., Panama City, FL — Mr. & 

Mrs. John F. Ballinger, Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
H. Ruff, Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan, Haz- 
elwood. 

Southerland, Mrs. Eliza W., Blacksburg, VA — 
Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Drum, Asheville. 

Summerrow, Mr. George C, Hazelwood — Wil- 
liam F. Swift, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Dan Watkins, 
Waynesville. 

Summerrow, Mr. & Mrs. George C, Hazel- 
wood — Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Thompson, Waynes- 
ville. 

Van Lengen, Mr. Ben, Melbourne, FL. — Judge 
and Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Melbourne, Fla. 

Vance, Bobby, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Roy 
J. Deitz, Canton. 

Vincent, Scott, Montgomery, AL. — Janis and 
Bill Spivey, Hendersonville. 

Weaver, Mr. Clyde L., Charlotte — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. R. Donoho, Asheville. Mrs. J. E. Peeke, 
Josephine Osborne, Carl and Wanda 
Teague, Weavervilie. Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Canton. 

Weir, Mrs. Robert A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
H. C. Frady, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Victor 
Bilanchone, Spartanburg, SC. 

While, Dr. R. A., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Ted 
Patton, Asheville. 

Widman, Mr. J. Lawrence., Asheville — Mrs. 
C. B. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Morris, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. David E. Black, Asheville. 

Williams, Mrs. Betty R., Tampa, FL. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John Dosier, Asheville. 

Williams, Mrs. Margaret F., HendersonvilEe — 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Henderson- 
ville. Mrs. Wilsie Nesbitt, Horse Shoe. 

Wilson, Mr. C. W., Hattiesburg, Miss. — Mr. 
Wyly Campbell, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. 
& Mrs. Harry F. Williams, The Brown Class 
of First Presbyterian Church, Miss Elizabeth 
Randolph, Circle #10 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. McAvoy Brittain, Mrs. Joe O. 
Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Mr. 
& Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. John L, 
Brown, Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Wilson, Mrs Roeby, Asheville — Mrs. O. L. Arn- 
old, Asheville. 

Woollcott, Mrs. Philip, Asheville — Mrs. J. W. 
S. Gilchrist, Richmond, Va. Dr. & Mrs. Jos- 
eph K. Kovach, Topeka, Kansas. Mrs. Mar- 
tha Worth, Charlotte, Daphne B. Shuford, 
Asheville. 

Worley, Miss Pearl, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry Garner, Jack, Nellie and Nancy 
Walker McCracken, Waynesville. 

Young, Mr. Norman F., Rome, GA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville. 



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August, 1973 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Aitcheson, Mr. Frank L., Hendersonville — Miss 
Ruth Aitcheson, Hendersonville. 

Alter, Mrs. James Wl., Havertown, Pa. — Mrs. 
O. L. Arnold, Asheville. 

Grandson of Mrs. W. E. Anderson, Asheville — 
Thursday Evening Club, Asheville. 

Ayers, Dick, Asheville — Ellis & Millie Vaught, 
Swannanoa. 

Baiiey, Mrs. Joel S., Greenwood, SC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gus M. Devlin & Family, Asheville. 

Baumgartner, Mrs. Elizabeth H., Asheville — 
Dr. Ira P. Baumgartner, Asheville. 

BeH, Dr. L. Nelson, Montreal — Mrs. Franl< 
Donoho, Asheville. The PRESBYTERIAN 
JOURNAL STAFF, WEAVERVILLE OFFICE, 
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Mr. & Mrs. Bran- 
don Glasgow & Ed, Weaverville. Women of 
Montreat Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence L. Frady, Mr. Samuel E. Leonard, 
Montreat. Arden Presbyterian Church, Ar- 
den. Third Presbyterian Church, Birming- 
ham, Ala. Mr. & Mrs. George L. Chumbley, 
Jr., Asheville. 

Bennett, Mr. Donald R., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Walter L. Lahr, Hendersonville. 

Bersch, Mrs. OIney, Sr., New Bern — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Asheville. 

Black, Miss Vinnie, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. B. 
McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Mrs. 
J. F. Agnew, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

Brosnan, Mrs. D. W., Washington, DC and 
Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J. O. McCollum, 
Asheville. 

Brown, Reverend Coleman, Bean Station, 
Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. H. R. Hogan, Mrs. O. 
F. Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. George Robertson, 
Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Can- 
ton. 

Broyles, Mr. Ernest C, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
R. Ned Morris, Asheville. 

Bryant, G. E., Asheville — Circle II of Oal< For- 
est Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Buckner, Miss Lillie C, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Jack Franklin & Girls, Mountain Home. 

Bulloch, Mrs. Rose C, Asheville — Dozen and 
One Club and Mrs. Harry Allison, Mrs. Mary 
R. White, Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Gene- 
vieve, Zuld & Willie McCormac, Mrs. Frank 
J. Lhota, Asheville. 

Caliison, Ira Parks, Madison, Wisconsin — Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles Sawyer & Rick, Asheville, 
Mr. & Mrs. S. T. Jessup, Decatur, Ga. 

Campbell, Mrs. Wyly G., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Walter O. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Capps, Mr. Philip Lee, Waynesville — Jack, 
Nellie and Nancy Walker McCracken, 
Waynesville. 

Cathey, Mr. D. Ray, Canton — Mrs. Martha Fur- 
ness, Mr. Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Fur- 
ness, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hogan, Claud, Nell 



and Joe Church, Canton. Jack & Nellie & 
Nancy McCracken, Mr. & Mrs. James Shef- 
field, Waynesville. Mrs. Bernice Sentelle, 
Clyde. 

Chambers, Mrs. Lee Wells, Canton — Jack, 
Nellie, and Nancy Walker McCracken, 
Waynesville. 

Chapman, Mr. Boyd, Decatur, Ga.— Mr. & Mrs. 
J. O. McCollum, Jessica McCollum, Ashe- 
ville. 

Cobb, Mr. Leslie L., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mary Jane Pegram, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ted Patton, Women of Grace Cove- 
nant Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Coburn, Mrs. Charles H., Black Mountain — 
Women of the Montreat Presbyterian 
Church, Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Cooper, Mon- 
treat, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Vaught, Swannan- 
oa. 

Cochrane, Mr. Jack K., Arden, — Circle #3 of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 

Colledge, Mr. A. W., Jr., Asheville— Circle #1 
of Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 
A. Cox, Weaverville. Mrs. Malcolm McKay 
& Family, Mrs. Gilchrist McKay & Daugh- 
ters, Mr. & Mrs. Angus McKay, Marshall, 
Texas. Mr. & Mrs. John R. Davis, Shreve- 
port. La. 

Coriiher, Miss Elizabeth, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. M. Gregg, Mrs. Forrest 
Gardner, Mrs. Joe O. Peterson, Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas Mulcahy, Mrs. Barron Kelley, Mr. & 
Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Mrs. Walter O. Al- 
len, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. Bruce 
Drysdale, Lillian Graham Allen, Circle 11 
of First Presbyterian Church of Henderson- 
ville, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Mr. & Mrs. A. W. 
Childs, Misses Emma & Anne Sample, Mrs. 
J. F. Agnew, Mrs. Edith R. Hesterly, Cora 
A. Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. Mrs. 
L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mrs. H. Maxcy 
Smith, Miss Margaret E. Smith, Asheville. 

Cross, Mr. H. Grady Cross, Weavsrtille— Mr. 
& Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Mr. & Mrs. Graham 
Price and Leslie, Mr. & Mrs. F. Donoho, 
Grace G. Maness and Mrs. C. E. Gordon, 
Asheville. Ladies Bible Class, Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Cur- 
tis, Mrs. Lewis E. McLean, Circle #2 of 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Jno. 
McDowell, Circle #5, Weaverville Presby- 
terian Church, Miss Josephine Osborne, 
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Mr. & Mrs. Harold 
Sluder, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Glasgow & 
Ed, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Cole. Weaverville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Smith, Henderson- 
ville. 

Cunningham, Mrs. Nola — Mr. & Mrs. F. B. 
Short, Asheville. 

Daniels, Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth, Augusta, 
Ga. — Women of the Franklin Presbyterian 
Church, Sunday School Class No. 3, Frank- 
lin Presbyterian Church. 

English, Mr. Roy S., Hendersonville — Howard 
Smith, Faith, NC. J. W. Pinkston, Salisbury. 

Fidler, Mr. Harry G., Asheville — Mrs. Percy H. 
Whiting, Montrose, Ala. 



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Fortenberry, Mr. Charles H., Louisville, KY — 

Mr. & Mrs. Newman Lockwood, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn H. Jung, Carmel, CA. 

Giles, Mrs. John, Waynesville — Women of the 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Hoomes Rich, Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R. Harpe, 
Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Mr. & Mrs. 
T. A. Hargrove, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Watkins, 
Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Thompson, Mrs. John N. 
Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Ward, Dr. & 
Mrs. Hugh S. Daniel, Waynesville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Joseph H. Judd, Earle and Clara 
Scruggs, Mr. & Mrs. Joe C. Cline, Mr. & 
Mrs. R. L. Bradley, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. 
T. D. Pressley, Maggie. Mr. Harris Prevost, 
Linville. Mrs. Gibson Johnston, Swainsboro. 

Guy, Mrs. Lilly, Clypso, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Nor- 
man E. Faust, Sylva. 

Infant Twin Daughters of Mr. & Mrs. James 
R. Wilson, Raleigh. NC — Mr. & Mrs. Claude 
H. Green, Cary. 

Harrison, Mr. Maurice, Swannanoa — Women 
of the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church. 

Harrison, Mrs. Ray R., Black Mountain — Bea- 
con Office Staff, Swannanoa. 

Hassell, Mrs. A. P., Hendersonville — Miss Ruth 
Hillhouse, Mrs. J. F. Agnew, Circle #2 of 
First Church, Hendersonville. Miss L. Janet 
Lucas, Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. 
Flowe, Concord, NC. Mr. & Mrs. C. F. 
Stonecipher, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mrs. Walter O. 
Allen, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Miss Eliza- 
beth Randolph, Mrs. McAvoy Brittain, Mrs. 
L. G. deNagy, Ltc. Ret., and Mrs. Richard 
W. Gardner, Mrs. Lee Osborne, Mr. & Mrs. 
Royce P. Thomas, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Mr. 
& Mrs. A. W. Childs, Misses Emma & Anne 
Sample, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown Hen- 
dersonville. Women of the Waynesville 
Presbyterian Church, Mary E. Francis, 
Circle #3 of Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church, The Staff of Haywood County 
Health Department. Mildred Wulff, Waynes- 
ville. Rev. J. W. Hassell, Hickory. Mrs. L. 
H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Ernest 
Campbell, Raeford, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
Loeppert, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Chalfont, Mr. 
& Mrs. Woody Jones, Mrs. Nell Jones, Mrs. 
John Manning, Mr. & Mrs. Julian Fore, Mr. 
& Mrs. A. V. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Sink, 
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Riggle, Mr. & Mrs. Ed 
Wilier, Mrs. David Lee, Raleigh. 

Home, Mrs. Maxine, Hendersonville — Lucille 
Wilson, Etowah. 

Huie, Mrs. Sallie F., Warsaw, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 
Walter Carpenter, Mrs. Walter Pike, Primary 
Department, Circle #2, of First Church 
Hendersonville, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, 
Dr. & Mrs. Sam Falvo, Mr. & Mrs. J. T. 
Daniels, Mrs L. B. McDonald, Mr. Wyly 
Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Nuckolls, Mr. & 
Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Gene 
Usher, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Dr. i 
Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

Jordan, Mrs. Ella May Moorhead, Henderson- 
ville — Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Shepard, Hender- 
sonville. 

Leek, Mr. Joseph, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. E. 
E. Olson, Truman, Minn. 

Leamon, Mr. W. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
David S. Bender, Gerton. 

Lehr, Mr. Carl G., Philadelphia, PA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. H. Rembert, Asheville. 

Lyda, Dr. E. W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John 
S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Mallard, Mrs. Mary Davis, Greenville, SC — 
Miss Elizabeth H. McManus, Asheville. 

Malone, Mr. T. C, Durham — Mrs. O. L. Arnold, 
Asheville. 

Mazza, Mrs. Elmer, Cincinnati, Ohio — Mrs. 
Harry A. Ficken, Mrs. Romilda Dilley, Mrs. 
James L. Dilley, and Mrs. Marguerite White, 
Asheville. 

McCaslar, Miss Annadell, Greenwood, SC — 
Mr. & Mrs. O. T. Wynne, Asheville. 

McCracken, Mr. Frank, Canton — Jack, Nellie 
& Nancy Walker McCracken, Waynesville. 

McMillen, Mr. P. M., Pittsburgh, PA — Alice S. 
Reynolds, Weaverville. 

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1973 



TRINITY CALLS McGEACHY 

The Rev. Alexander M. McGeachy, 
pastor of the Braeburn Presbyterian 
Church of Houston, Texas since 1965, 
has indicated his decision to accept the 
call of the Trinity church of Henderson- 
ville. 

Mr. McGeachy is a graduate of David- 
son College and Union Theological 
Seminary and is the brother of the Rev. 
D. P. McGeachy, III who served as pas- 
tor of the Sylva church 1955-59. 

Mrs. McGeachy is the former Camille 
Thompson. 

The McGeachys planned to move to 
Hendersonville cluring the first week of 
October, and Mr. McGeachy is expected 
to be received into Asheville Presbytery 
at its October 9 meeting. 

Mr. McGeachy will be succeeding the 
Rev. Hugh Eichelberger who is Coordi- 
nator of Pastoral Care and Career De- 
velopment for the General Executive 
Board of the General Assembly. 





MALVERN HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



Worship, teaching, prayer, and fel- 
lowship have characterized the Body of 
Christ from generation to generation. 
As Christians live in the power of their 
risen Lord, and share the good news 
that harmony with God is found by 
commitment to Jesus, the church grows 
and extends itself from one degree of 
usefulness to another. 

This is how it happened in the com- 
munity of Malvern Hills, in West Ashe- 
ville. The members of the West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church saw an op- 
portunity to extend their usefulness by 
establishing a worship and teaching cen- 
ter in a store building on what is now 
Mimosa Drive. This work grew until the 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church was 
organized by Asheville Presbytery on 
October 31, 1943. There were thirty 
charter members, who elected two of- 
ficers. The first Elder was Mr. C. L. 
Kiser, and the first Deacon was Mr. 
C. E. Jones 

The first major signs of growth came 
in May of 1948. That month, the con- 
gregation moved from the store build- 



ing, with its tempermental heating 
stove, to its new facilities on the cor- 
ner of what is now Bear Creek Road, 
and Patton Avenue. One Sunday School 
class had to move into a city bus before 
the building was twice expanded. The 
present building is being used by about 
two hiuidred active members. 

In 1961, the Malvern Hills congre- 
gation, along with the Community 
Club, distinguished itself by helping 
sponsor a live Nativity scene. This pro- 
ject was motivated by a city wide 
Christmas Decoration Contest. The joint 
effort won first prize, and was well re- 
ceived by hundreds of area families. 
The Malvern Hills Community Club 
and Presbyterian Church continue to 
produce the Nativity scene each Christ- 
mas. 

Some of you would be interested in 
the register of Pastors that have served 
this congregation. The first Pastor was 
the Rev. R. Fredrick Brown. He was 
succeeded by Rev. Charles C. West, Rev. 

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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1973-1974 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Harold Borchert, 
106 Overbrook Rd., Waynesville, N. 
C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs, William R. 
Anderson, Montreal, N. C. 28757 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Joe 
Carpenter, 1151 Woodmont Dr., Hen- 
dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 



TREASURER — Mrs. Harold Woody, 
46 Audubon Dr., Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 20 
Aurora Dr., Asheville, N. C. 288C5 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Editor 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Walter Nelson, Arden, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — 



SECOND V. P. Harold Sluder, Route 

2, Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Frank 
Huggins, Jr., Route 1, Bee Tree Rd., 
Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Ellen Evans, West- 
minster 



VICE-MODERATOR 

son, Swannanoa 



TREASURER — 
Asheville 



Pat 



Bobby Fergu- 
Mastin, West 



HISTORIAN — Patsy Daniels, Mon- 
treal 

REGISTRAR — Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 
ville 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Martha 
Gettys, Westminster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Russell Fol- 

«:er, Brevard, Linda Hile, Black 

Mountain, Kent Patton, Black 

Mountain, — Bill Claxton, Bryson 
City, — Mary Sparks, Swannanoa, — 
Rusty Owen, Westminster 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. Harry 
Philips, Miss Elaine Crawford, and 
Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



EICHELBERGER LEADS 
WORKSHOP 

A workshop for ministers, their fami- 
nes, and other church professionals was 
held at Montreat on September 18 and 
19. Participants were chosen to provide 
a wide spread of age, experience, and 
point of view. Attendance totaled 15. 

The event was led by the Rev. Hugh 
L. Eichelberger, Coordinator of Pastor- 
al Care and Career Development for 
the Professional Development Division 
of Assembly's General Executive Board. 
The workshop was conducted under the 
sponsorship of the General Executive 
Board and had been approved by Ashe- 
ville Presbytery at its July 10 meeting. 

The workshop was designed to identi- 
fy needs of ministers and their families 
as well as those of other church profes- 
sionals. There was also an atteinpt to 
list soine already available resources for 
meeting needs and a focusing on speci- 
fic actions the presbytery might take to 
provide better moral and spiritual sup- 
port for its employes. 

In line with the July 10 action which 
authorized the workshop, it is antici- 
pated that recommendations growing- 
out of the workshop will be submitted 
to the October 9 meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery. 



LEADER TRAINING EVENT 

A one-day meeting for training 
church education leaders is to be held 
at the Canton Presbyterian Church on 
Saturday, November 3. The event is 
being planned by the Leader Educa- 
tion Council of presbytery's Christian 
Education Committee. 

Help will be offered to those teach- 
ing in the following divisions: kinder- 
garten, children, youth, and adult. 
There will also be classes for superin- 
tendents, Christian education commit- 
tee members, and ministers. 

The workshop is to begin at 9:30 and 
will conclude at 3:30. 



BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

Contributions from the churches of 
Asheville Presbytery toward the 1973 
budget received through September 6 
have amounted to $130,308. The com- 
parable figure for the same period in 
1972 was $131,517. 

Receipts for non-budgeted items 
through September 6 have amounted 
to $23,651. 

A report from the central treasurer 
of the General Assembly indicates that 
contributions through September 10 
have totaled $4,404,769 compared to 
$4,512,208 for the same period in 1972. 



PRESBYTERY MOC RALLY 
OCTOBER 18 

An announcement by Walter Nelson 
of the Arden church reveals that the 
Fall Rally of the Men of the Church 
in Asheville Presbytery will be held 
at the Presbyterian Home for Children 
on Thursday evening, October 18 at 7 
o'clock. 



MALVERN HILLS from Page one 

W. Maynard Fountain, Rev. Warring- 
ton W. Preston, and Dr. W. W. Pharr. 
The Rev. James L. Jackson enjoyed 
the longest tenure to date, serving from 
July 1959 until his retirement in July 
of 1968. Rev. Jackson was succeeded 
by the Rev. Harold Borchert. The pres- 
ent Pastor is the Rev. Richard A. Cur- 
now, Jr. 

Over the years, the Malvern Hills con- 
gregation has ably participated in the 
ministry of Asheville Presbytery. Elders 
from this church have appeared regular- 
ly on Presbytery's executive committees, 
while our women have shared in the 
leadership of Presbytery's Women of the 
Church. The financial provision for the 
two bedroom staff cabin nearing com- 
pletion at Little Pisgah Ranch 
was almost entirely the result of regular 
gifts from the Malvern Hills congrega- 
tion. On the wider scene, Malvern 
Hills Presbyterians share in the support 
of five missionaries, two of which serve 
under the auspices of the PCUS. There 
is a continuing determination in this 
congregation to give its best to the Lord 
Jesus, in the work and worship of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery and the PCUS. 

The current outstanding characteristic 
of the Malvern Hills Church is its em- 
phasis on the priesthood of all believers. 
Carefidly conceived plans to develop a 
broad base of lay leadership are gradual- 
ly bearing fruit. The Elders are encour- 
aging members to discover and employ 
their spiritual gifts in the congrega- 
tion and in the community. Leader- 
ship training is included in the "prime 
time" events in the church program. 
While shared responsibility would be- 
come obvious to an interested observer, 
what is not as obvious are the daily 
prayers of the people. The unity and 
enjoyment of life together that marks 
the Malvern Hills congregation is a re- 
sult of a willing dependence on the grace 
of God. 

As in most cities, the churcli members 
are scattered across the city of Ashe- 
ville and into the surrounding commun- 
ities on the west side. Their vision for 
the future includes every sphere of in- 
fluence that God is pleased to open to 
them. Attention which is given to 
]jriorities is motivated by a desire to be 
faithful to the Lord who said, "Be 
ready, the Son of Man will come." | 



September, 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 
by The Superintendent 

All of our college students are now 
beginning their first semester of school. 
Melanie Hyatt is a freshman at King 
College, Elizabeth Edwards is a fresh- 
man at Western Carolina University, 
Sandra Laughter is a sophomore at 
Lees-McRae College and Jimmy Bell 
is a junior at Appalachian University. 
Sandy Prather will enter Appalachain 
in the fall. All of our prayers go out to 
these young people as they continue to 
build for the future. 

We are proud of the fine job that 
two of our boys are doing on the Var- 
sity Football team at Owen High. Bob- 
by Ferguson is the starting fullback 
and has been named the player of the 
week by the Asheville Citizen. Keith 
Thomas is a defensive back and has 
done a hangup job all year. Bobby is a 
senior and Keith is a junior. Mike 
Moore and Robin Ferguson are mem- 
bers of the freshman Football Team. 

All of our friends from the Henderson- 
ville Church came over for their an- 
nual picnic on the 23rd. A wonderful 
time of fellowship and worship was en- 
joyed by all of us at the Home. We 
will go to Hendersonville in November 
to worship with the congregation and 
to fellowship in the homes of the mem- 
bers there. 

We are grateful to the Alexander Con- 
struction Company for their large gift 
of meat to the Home. With the cost of 
food going so high, this gift has been 
a blessing to the Home. A Gift such as 
this is a tremendous way of helping us 
to meet the needs of the children. We 
are also giateful to Mr. Carl Bridges of 
Swannanoa who furnished the truck 
and labor to move the meat to the Home. 

We are looking forward next month 
to the big cook-out for the men of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. This is one time dur- 
ing the year that we can fellowship 
with such a large group. This is or- 
dinarily the largest group to visit our 
campus during the year. 

OPEN HOUSE AT 
PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

The annual "open house" at the Pres- 
byterian Home for Children will be 
held, Sunday, November 18. Hours will 
be 2 until 5. 



GEB SETS FISCAL POLICY 



OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 


day 






age 


12 


Ginna 


Clarke 


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A financial base of $10.5 million was 
approved in September on which to 
build a 1974 national and international 
mission program for the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. (PCUS) . 

The General Executive Board (GEB) 
stressed "fiscal responsibility" in au- 
thorizing a total of 67 staff profession- 
als to guide the PCUS domestic program 
and the work of 400 missionaries in 12 
foreign countries. 

The new 72-member board in July 
began taking over functions of 11 ex- 
isting agencies employing more than 
100 staff professionals. The massive re- 
structuring was ordered by the 1972 
General Assembly. 

The Rev. Dr. Charles E.S. Kraemer, 
moderator of the General Assembly and 
GEB member, summarized a consensus 
on estimates of projected income and 
expenditures for 1974 in recommending 
the $10.5 million financial base. 

He told the board he has confidence 
the church's 950,000 members will con- 
tribute at least $8 million to support 
a "fiscally sound" denominational pro- 
gram. 

He said another |2 million can be 
expected from sales, bequests and in- 
vestments, leaving a .|500,0000 deficit, 
which he said can be met by the sale 
of real estate or by drawing on opera- 
ting reserves. 

An amendment offered by the Rev. 
R. W. Jablonowski of Fort Worth pro- 
posed a permanent reserve fund equal 
to the annual salary obligations of the 
GEB for both domestic and overseas per- 
sonnel, which in 1974 would amount to 
$4,856,000. The fund will be imple- 
mented as existing boards and agencies 
are merged into GEB. 

GEB's Management Team (six top 
executives) was authorized to bring in 
recommendations for electing 24 addi- 
tional professionals. Forty-three have 
been employed since the first of the 
year, including the six on the Manage- 
ment Team. 

The Management Team had pro- 
posed a staff design of 90 profession- 
als. 

A task force named by the Executive 
Committee has begun work on a 1974 
budget. It is comprised of the Rev. 
Dr. John Evans of Atlanta, Charles 
Wilkins of Greensboro, N.C., the Rev. 
Dr. Wayne Todd of Florence, Ala., 
Worth McDougald of Athens, Ga., and 
the Rev. William F. Henning Jr. of 
Atlanta. 

The board called for special promo- 
tional efforts "to alert the church at 
large to the impact of dollar devalua- 
tion and spiraling inflation abroad on 
the cost of maintaining international 
mission in 1974 at 1973 levels." 

The church will be asked to double 
its response to the '74 Witness Season 



PRESBYTERY YOUNG PEOPLE 
WORK AT CAMP 

Approximately 40 senior high young 
people from the churches of Asheville 
Presbytery spent the weekend of Sept- 
ember 14-16 in work and worship at 
Little Pisgah Ranch, presbytery's camp 
in the Fairview community of Bun- 
combe County. 

The chief project was spreading 
fertilizer and lime and sowng grass 
seed on bare, erosion-prone land areas. 
Two days after the seed was sown gen- 
tle rains came, and already a fine stand 
of grass is showing through the straw 
covering. 

Other projects included cleaning the 
cabin areas and rebuilding steps, 
bridges and seats at the campfire and 
vesper areas. 

PRESBYTERY TO MEET 
AT OAK FOREST 

The Fall meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery is scheduled to meet at the Oak 
Forest Presbyterian Church on Tues- 
day, October 9. Moderator J. E. Bates, 
pastor of the Kenilworth church, will 
call the meeting to order and preside. 

CONSULTATION FOR SMALL 
CHURCHES 

One of the priorities adopted by the 
1973 General Assembly for 1974 was "to 
strengthen the small church." Asheville 
Presbytery, under the sponsorship of the 
Church Extension Committee, is getting 
an early start in its implementation of 
that emphasis. 

A special committee named by the 
Church Extension Committee is making 
plans for a consultation for pastors and 
leaders from the presbytery's small 
churches (those with a membership of 
under 200) to be held at Montreat on Oc- 
tober 19 and 20. Members of the com- 
mittee are: Stanley Bennett, Richard A. 
Curnow, Erwin Joslin, Billy Joe Martin, 
C. W. Solomon, and B. Hoyt Evans. Mrs. 
Mary Alice Murray of Wooten, Ky., who 
has wide experience in small church 
planning, has worked with the commit- 
tee and will be present for the consulta- 
tion. 



Offering compared to previous years. 
The 1972 offering totaled $456,000. 

The Division of International Mis- 
sion asked that funds equal to the cost 
of one year's overseas operation 
($1,820,000) be set aside in reserves. 
The proposal was referred to the Execu- 
tive Committee in consultation with 
the Management Team for a report in 
November. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1973 



ii^mnrtal ffitflB 

THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Anderson, Mrs. Syble, Indiana — Mr. & Mrs. 
Louis Johnson and Family, Pisgah Forest. 

Beil, Dr. L. Nelson, Wlontreat, NC — Mr. Ar- 
thur H. Matthews, Atlanta, Ga. Dr. & Mrs. 
B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Joe E. 
Jones, Birmingham, Ala. 

Benton, Mr. William Fulton, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Danny Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. Misses Em- 
ma & Anne Sample, Hendersonville. 

Black, Miss Vinnie, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. B. 
Prince, Hendersonville. 

Bulloch, Mrs. Rose C, Asheville — Mr. Arthur 
H. Matthews, Atlanta, Ga. Dr. & Mrs. Al- 
bert Berry, Asheville. 

Carnahan, Mrs. Clinton, Rogers, Arkansas — 
Mr. & Mrs. George O. Michaels, Franklin. 

Case, Mr. Arthur E., Cleveland; Ohio — Mr. & 
Mrs. Albert Kimzey, Arden. 

Ciarkc, Mrs. Hester, New Jersey — Mr. & Mrs. 
Rufus Summerrow, Waynesville. 

Corriher, Miss Elizabeth, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. L. B. Prince, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Cross, Mr. H. Grady, Weaverville — Mr. Arthur 
H. Matthews, Atlanta, Ga. Men's Bible Class 
of First Presbyterian Church of Weaver- 
ville. Mrs. Ben H. Evans, Asheville. 

Cumings, Mrs. T. E., Asheville — Mrs. A. D. 
Oliphant, Greenville, SO. 

Dov^dle, Mrs. Mildred K., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas W. Siler & Family, Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Bailey, Hendersonville. 

Duckeit, Mrs. W. E., Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry L. Ausband, Asheville. 

Duffy, Mr. John J., Asheville — Mrs. O. L. Arn- 
old, Asheville. 

Elzey, Mr. Weidon, Kingston, Tenn. — Miss 
Susan E. Jones, Asheville. 

Ferguson, Mr. G. C, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Rufus Summerrow, Waynesville. 

Fly, Mr. E. W., Zellwood, Fla.— Mr. & Mrs. 
Joe G. King, Asheville. 

Gara, Mrs. Nel Matthews Marlowe, Ashe- 
ville — Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Gowan, Mr. Roy, Hendersonville — Vernon & 
Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Harrell, Mr. E. M., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Kenneth Westwood, Brevard. 

Hassell, Mrs. A. P., Hendersonville — Mrs. Wal- 
ter Pike, Mrs. L. B. Prince, Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Hice, Mr. & Mrs. Billy D., Balsam Grove — Mr. 
& Mrs. T. R. Everett, Asheville. 

Hubbard, Mr. Henry, Salisbury — Mrs. Claude 
Miller, Hendersonville. 

Huie, Mrs. Litchfield, Warsaw, NC — Mrs. 
Jeanne T. Franklin, Mountain Home. Miss 



Elizabeth Randolph, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 

Jones, Rev. Drury, Hendersonville — Mrs. For- 
rest Gardner, Mr. & Mrs. George F. Stow- 
ell, Mrs. Joe O. Peterson, Mrs. Walter Pike, 
Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flan- 
agan, Hendersonville. 

Keith, Mr. O. Roy, Hendersonville — Mrs 
Claude Miller, Hendersonville. 

Ledford, Mr. S. C, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry H. Garner, Waynesville. 

Lowe, Miss Fannie, Banner Elk — Mrs. Doro- 
thy H. Avery, Canton. 

McClamma, Lakeland, Fla. — Dr. & Mrs. Albeit 
E. Berry, Asheville. 

McDonald, Mr. George, Hillcrest Heights, Md. 
— Mr. Buck Lyda, Annandale, Va. 

McKinley, Mr. Lyie, N. Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Hen- 
ry F. Green, Sylva. 

Metcalf, Monica Flavin, Canton — Mrs. Bernice 
Sentelle, Clyde. 

Milton, Dr. John., Coral Gables, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Miss Jane B. Roof, 
Sales Section, General Electric Company, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Business Deve- 
lopment & Strategic Planning Operation 
Section, General Electric Company, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert W. Paden, Women of Evening 
Circle of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Miss 
Elizabeth Randolph, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. 
H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat- 
Rock. 

Morgan, Mrs. H. E., Conley, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Furman Robertson, Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Sum- 
merrow, Waynesville. 

Nichols, Mrs. T. S., Horse Shoe, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Albert Kimzey, Arden. Mr. & Mrs. Tom 
Evans, Fletcher. Miss Carolyn Kimzey, 
Horse Shoe. 

Ration, Mrs. Amanda, Panama City, Fla. — Cir- 
cle #2 of Brevard-Davidson River Presby- 
terian Church, Brevard. 

Paxton, Mrs. Mary Hogan, Waynesville — Mr. 
Thomas Furness and Miss Mary Furness, 
Canton. 

Ramsey, Mrs. Junie Ingle, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Roggenbaum, Dr. V. H., Bradford, Pa.— Dr. & 
Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 

Scarborough, Mrs. Elizabeth, Horse Shoe — 
Women of Mills River Presbyterian Church 
Mrs. B. D. Phillips, Horse Shoe. Mrs. Pearl 
L. Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mrs. 
L. R. Hamilton, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Tre- 
fois, Hendersonville. Mrs. May A. Dunn, 
Asheville. 

Scott, Miss Janet, Montclair, NJ — Mrs. Bruce 
Drysdale, Circle #2 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Smith, Mr. Robert G., Panama Ciiy, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Rufus Summerrow, Waynesville. 

Sparks, Mrs. Z. R., Waynesboro, Va. — Mrs. 
O. F. Gillis and Miss Mary Gillis, Canton. 

Stonecipher, Mrs. Rhoda, Pasadena, Calif. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Royce P. Thomas, Henderson- 
ville. 

Summerrow, Mr. & Mrs. George, Hazelwood — 
Lola M. Bair, Baltimore, Md. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ . In Memory Of . . 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place {post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mall, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) 



Sumner, Mrs. Woodfin, Fletcher — Mrs. Clar- 
ence Sumner & Family, Chapel Hill. 
Taplin, Mrs. Arthur, Fernandina Beach, Fla. — 

Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Tittle, Miss Sandra, Biloxi, Miss. — Mr. & Mrs. 
William McKay, Flat Rock. 

Troupe, The Rev. John F., Telford, Pa. — Miss 
Edith Sollmann, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Krisher, 
Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Roberts, Mrs. Stan- 
ley Capps and David, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. 
Eskridge, Mrs. Ben H. Evans, Asheville. 
Misses Mary and Kittle Sue McElroy, Wea- 
verville. Mr. & Mrs. William H. Sandel, 
Lafayette Hill, Pa. 

Ward, Mrs. W. A., Panama City, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Mr. & Mrs. James M. 
Coleman, Miss Eva B. Clark and Mr. Ro- 
bert A. Turnbull, Mrs. Allen Williamson, 
Asheville. 

Widman, Mr. J. L., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. Al- 
bert Berry. 

While, Mr. & Mrs. John B., Morehead City — 
Miss Elizabeth Shepard, Swannanoa. 

Williams, Mrs. Jean, Hendersonville — Miss 
Elizabeth Randolph, Hendersonville 

Wilson, Mr. C. W., Hattiesburg, Miss. — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. W. Paden, Hendersonville. 

Wood, Mrs. Lenna Walker, Andrews — Florence 
& Harry Reeves, Lillian N. Ashe, Andrews. 

Woods, Mrs. Esther B., Weaverville — Mary 
L. McElroy, Weaverville. 

Yost, Mr. Harrington G., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. G. N. Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. Freeman 
Elder, Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Goodspeed, Mr. 
& Mrs. Samuel E. Bittner, Dr. & Mrs. Walter 
A. Luck, Mr. & Mrs. Harry F. Wunluck, Mr. 
& Mrs. Harold Idleman, Mr. & Mrs. P. E. 
Garver, Rugby Garden Club, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles H. Nixon, Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. 
Giles, Mr. & Mrs. Cedric S. Hill, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles H. Vaughan, Mr. & Mrs. George A. 
Bond, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. David W. Simpson, 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Spencer, Mrs. Walter 
Pike, Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Graf, ivir. & 
Mrs. Jesse M. Watkins, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold G. Clarke, Horse Shoe. Mr. Peter A. 
Kransz, Niles, III. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ruhl, 
Northbrook, III. Kristine M. Kahr, Mr. & 
Mrs. Wilmer E. Meyer, Dr. & Mrs. Finley 
W. Brown, Chicago, III. Mr. & Ivirs. W. N. 
Renk, Sun Prairie, Wise. 



woe BIRTHDAY OFFERING 
CONTINUED 

The Women's Birthday Offering, 
which has raised more than $8 milhon 
for special homeland and overseas pro- 
jects over the past 51 years, will be 
continued under the new structure of 
the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 
(PCUS) . 

Approval was given by the General 
Executive Board (GEB) during the 
three-day meeting that ended Septem- 
ber 12. 

The offering, which has been con- 
ducted annually by the Board of Wom- 
en's M^ork, will be shifted to GEB's 
Division of National Mission. GEB ask- 
ed the division to report in November 
on procedures for selecting Birthday 
Objectives. 

Continuation of the offering was re- 
viewed in light of total restructuring 
of denominational boards and agencies. 

The Division of National Mission 
sought response from across the denomi- 
nation and recommended its continua- 
tion. 




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Vol. LXIV 1973 

October-November 

No. 10-11 

SMALL CHURCH 
MEETING HELD 

A Consultation for Pastors and Mem- 
bers of Small Churches (with a mem- 
bership of less than 200) was held at 
A.ssembly Inn, Montreat, N. C. on Fri- 
day and Saturday, October 19 and 20. 
rhe event was attended by 24 persons 
representing seven of Asheville Presby- 
tery's small churches and eight of the 
presbytery's committees. 

Mrs. Mary Alice Murray of Wooton, 
Kentucky served as leader of the consul- 
;ation. She is involved in small church 
Afork in eastern Kentucky and has 
A^orked with the Board of National 
Ministries as resource person in process 
slanning. 

Based on their own first-hand exper- 
ence, the group identified particular 
reeds of small churches in our area, con- 
iidered possible solutions, and prepared 
ecommendations to be forwarded to 
/arious presbytery organizations for their 
;onsideration and implementation. 



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The fall meeting of Asheville Pres- 
bytery was held at the Oak Forest Pres- 
byterian Church on October 9 as a 
part of that congiegation's centennial 
celebration. 

Moderator J. Edward Bates, pastor of 
the Kenilworth church, called the meet- 
ing to order and presided. The com- 
munion service was conducted by the 
Rev. Thomas E. Cook, pastor of the 
host church, assisted by elders of the 
Oak Forest church. 

A memorial to the Rev. Archie L. 
McNair was read and adopted. 

The report of the Committee on Can- 
didates was presented by the chairman, 
Dr. R. E. McClure. Two candidates were 
presented and, after examination, were 
received under care of presbytery. They 
are: Charles Patrick MacArthur, a mem- 
ber of First Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville and a student at Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary; and Jackie Warren Owen- 
by, a member of the Andrews church and 
a student at Columbia Theological 
Seminary. Presbytery also acted favor- 
ably on the request of candidate Doug- 
las Tilley of the Hazelwood church that 
he be dismissed to Vanguard Presbytery 
(the Hazelwood church was dismissed 
to Vanguard Presl:)ytery in June) and 
on the request of candidate Thomas 
Morrison of First Presbyterian Church, 
Aslieville that his name be dropped from 
tlie roll of candidates. 

Ihe Rev. Alexander M. McGeachy 
was received from the Presbytery of 
Brazos and a commission was appoin- 
ted to install him as pastor of the Trin- 
ity church of Hendersonville. 

The Rev. Harold Borchert, pastor 
of tlie Waynesville church, presented a 
request, through the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, that the pastor- 
al relationship between him and the 
Waynesville church be dissolved, effec- 
tive October 14, and that he be dis- 
missed to Calvary Presbytery of the 
"Continuing Presbyterian Church". The 



request was granted and words of ap- 
preciation were spoken by several mem- 
bers of presbytery for Mr. Borchert and 
his work. 

As a part of the report of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work, 
its chairman, Dr. C. Grier Davis, rec- 
ommended that fraternal letters be sent 
from Asheville Presbytery to Vanguard 
Presbytery and Calvary Presbytery (these 
are provisional presbyteries of the Con- 
tinuing Church movement.) The recom- 
mendation was adopted without opposi- 
tion, and the text of the letter is to be 
found on page 2. 

An overture to the General Assem- 
bly prepared by Dr. R. E. McClure 
seeking to clarify the statement in the 
Apostles Creed, "He descended into 
hell . . ." was adopted to be forwarded 
to the General Assembly. Text of the 
overture is to be found on page 5. 

Also a part of the report of the Com- 
mission was a recommendation presen- 
ted by the Rev. John C. Neville, Jr., as 
a result of a study the Commission dir- 
ected him to make on the matter of 
ministers' salaries: "That 1. the officers 
of each congregation be urged to grant 
at least a 5% increase in salary to com- 
pensate for inflation; 2. that the offi- 
cers of each congregation be urged to 
grant at least 5% increase in salary for 
merit; 3. that the officers of each con- 
gregation be ia\ged to provide at least 
one opportunity for continuing educa- 
tion per year." 

A change in the nrethod of electing 
commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly was enacted. This change had been 
proposed by Dr. Marion Boggs at the 
July meeting of presbytery, and calls 
for a slate of commissioners to be pro- 
posed by the Nominating Comnrittee 
after which additional nominations may 
be made from the floor. Under the 
method previously used all noininations 
were made from the floor. 

The Executive Secretary reported on 
the Workshop held at Montreat Septem- 
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Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 

Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

B. Hoyt Evans. Treasurer Don C. McKENzrE. Superintendent 

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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October-November, 1973 



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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of Appalachia 



1973-1974 



PRESIDENT 



VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. William R. 
Anderson, Montreat, N. C. 28757 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. Joe 
Carpenter, 1151 Woodmont Dr., Hen- 
dersonville, N. C. 28739 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 



TREASURER — Mrs. Harold Woody, 
46 Audubon Dr., Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, 20 
Aurora Dr., Asheville, N. C. 288C5 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Editor 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 



PRESIDENT — Walter Nelson, Arden, 
N. C. 

FIRST V. P. — 



SECOND V. P. Harold Sluder, Route 

2, WeaverviUe, N. C. 28787 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR Ellen Evans, West- 
minster 

VICE-MODERATOR — Bobby Fergu- 
son, Swannanoa 



West 
Mon- 



TREASURER — Pat Mastin, 
Asheville 

HISTORIAN — Patsy Daniels, 
treat 

REGISTRAR — Jimmy Parks, Weaver- 
viUe 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Martha 
Gettys, Westminster 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN Russell Fol- 
der, Brevard, Linda Hile, Black 

Mountain, — Kent Patton, Black 

Mountain, Bill Claxton, Bryson 

City, — Mary Sparks, Swannanoa, — 
Rusty Owen, Westminster 

ADULT ADVISORS The Rev. Harry 

Philips, Miss Elaine Crawford, and 
Mrs. Ronald Odum. 



RECOMMENDATION OF 
MINISTERS' WORKSHOP 



The Presbytery Consultation recommends 
an Ad Interim Committee on Pastoral 
Care and Career Development for church 
professionals and their families be ap- 
pointed. The committee will be made up 
of not more than seven persons with the 
following people represented : a parish pas- 
tor with tenure in the presbytery; the 
spouse of a church professional; a pastor 
with clinical training; a person with certi- 
fied skills in counseling; a Christian edu- 
cator; a medical doctor, and a person with 
organizational development skills. 

The committee will be named by the No- 
mination Committee of Asheville Presby- 
tery at the January, 1974 meeting of 
Asheville Presbytery after the Nomination 
Committee has asked presbyteiy members 
for recommendations. 

The committee will be charged with the 
task of designing and providing programs 
and resources to respond to the following 
three critical nees identified by he con- 
sultation : 

1. Sense of isolation among church pro- 
fessionals and their families. (The con- 
sultation feels that there is a need for 
opportunities for fellowship, and the need 
for more meaningful involvement of per- 
sons in the life and work of the presby- 
tery.) 

2. At present there are indequate spirit- 
ual and professional growth resources and 
opportunities. 

3. At present there is inadequate know- 
ledge about resource people in counseling, 
or-ganizational development, career de- 
velopment, continuing education, spirit- 
ual enrichment, and small groups leader- 
ship. There are inadequate funds to utilize 
the services of these persons when iden- 
tified. 

At the end of the first year of their ser- 
vices, this Ad Inertm Committee will make 
recommendations regarding the future of 
the Pastoral Care and Career Development 
funcion in Asheville Presbytery. This com- 
mittee will in April of 1974 present a cal- 
endar of events and outline plans for the 
rest of 1974. The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberg- 
er. Staff Associate in Pastoral Care and 
Career Development, will serve this com- 
mittee as a consultant. 



A FRATERNAL LETTER 

(Belov/ is the text of the fraternal letter 
from Asheville Presbytery to Vanguard 
Presbytery of the Continuing Church 
movement. A similar letter was sent to 
Calvary Presbytery. On page 5 is a sam- 
ple of another presbytery's response to 
the decision of a minister and congrega- 
tion to leave the denomination.) 
To: Vanguard Presbytery 
From: Asheville Presbytery 
October 19, 1973 

Brethren in Christ, grace to you and peace 
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

Asheville Presbytery in a stated meeting, 
in the Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, 
Ashville, North Carolina, on October ninth, 
nineteen hundred and seventy-three, re- 
cords its grief over the separation of our 
brethren who have felt they must leave 
the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States and extends our love in Christ a- 
cross the boundaries of division. 



PRESBYTERY MEN 
HEAR AKERS 

The Fall Rally of the Men of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery was held at the Pres- 
byterian Home for Children on Thurs- 
day evening, October 18. The inspira- 
tional address was brought by the Rev. 
John Akers, newly appointed Dean of 
Montreat- Anderson College. 

Approximately 100 men were in at- 
tendance i-epresenting 19 of presbytery's 
35 congregations. The men enjoyed the 
traditional supper of barbecued chick- 
en which was prepared once again by 
Elder Gus Kooles of the Oak Forest 
Church. 

The meeting was presided over by 
Walter Nelson of the Arden Church who 
was elected president at the Spring Rally 
held at Presbytery's Camp. 

The group heard a report on the Pres- 
byterian Home by Superintendent Don 
McKenzie and Board Member, J. Paul 
Teal. 

The president called attention to the 
fact that Asheville Presbytery is now a 
part of the Synod of North Carolina and 
is related to the N. C. Synod Men's 
Council, from Lenoir, a member of Sy- 
nod Men's Council, was introduced and 
brought greetings. 

It was announced that a February Ral- 
ly would l)e held at the Presbyterian 
Home in 1974 in addition to the tra- 
ditional Spring Rally at Little Pisgah 
Ranch Presbytery Camp. 

We have prayed v/ith sorrow and repen- 
tence for sin in the life of our Church 
which has caused misunderstanding and 
separation. 

We have prayed that the Holy Spirit w^ill 
ccme upon us and you, to the end that 
the day may be hastened when the ^vounds 
will be healed and we will be one again. 
Until that day let us live together with 
mutual respect and love. Let the custom- 
ary comity between Christian churches 
characterize our relation with one another. 
Asheville Presbytery has recognized Van- 
guard as a Presbyterian Church court by 
dismissing two churches and their proper- 
ty and three ministers to your fellowship. 
It is our earnest hope that Vanguard, its 
executives and ministers, will respond with 
the same courtesy and good^vill and with 
the same consideration which has tradition- 
ally characterized the relation of one 
Church in Christ with another. 
The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be 
with you all. 

Yours in His Service, 

B. Hoyt Evans, Stated Clerk 

C. Grier Davis, Chairr"->n 
Commission on The Minister and His 
Work 

PRESBYTERY from page one 

ber 18 and 19 to discuss support sys- 
tems for ministers, their families, and 
other church professionals. Tlie recom- 
mendation resulting from this work- 
shop was presented and adopted. (See 
page 2 for the wording of the recom- 
mendation.) 

Dr. John T. Newton, Jr., professor of 
Bible at Montreat-Anderson College, was 
named Moderator nominee for the next 
meeting of presbytery which is to be 
held January 22, 1974 at Montreat. 



October-November, 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



REMEMBER THE PRESBYTERim HOME I\T WAMSGIVim 



A CHRISTIAN HOME 

The philosopliy of the Presbyterian 
Home for Children of Black Moiui- 
tain, N. C. is suggested in its name. 

In the first place, it is a HOME and 
not simply an institution. Its history 
from its organization by Asheville Pres- 
bytery in 1904 is that of providing a 
home, with all that word suggests, to 
children from Western North Caro- 
lina who need a home. Children 
are thought of as family members 
and not as clinical cases. This is evi- 
denced by the loyalty with which chil- 
dren look on one another and the fact 
tliat children of "graduates" actually 
regard the Superintendent as their 
grandfather. These children are clothed, 
nourished, educated, loved, prayed for, 
disciplined, encouraged, praised, and 
followed with familiar interest where- 
ever they go for years after they have 
left the campus. Their words and let- 
ters and continuing visits bear elocjuent 
witness tliat this is tlieir home. 

The word "Presbyterian" in the 
name suggests that this is a CHRIST- 
IAN home. It does not mean that only 
Presbyterians are admitted. In fact, a 
majority of the children come from 
other religious backgrounds, or none. 
The Board members are all affiliated 
with the Presbyterian Church and ap- 
proved by Asheville Presbytery. The 
staff memliers must be professing, 
practicing Christians. Regular attend- 
ance at the Swannanoa Presbyterian 
Church is an accepted part of the life 
of the children. They are taken to 
Sunday School, morning worship, youth 
meetings, evening vespers, and Wed- 
nesday prayer service. They participate 
in the choirs and youth activities at 
church. At the Home they are taught 
Bilile and the Presbyterian catechisms. 
They are taught to pray and are en- 
couraged to put their trust in Jesus 
Christ as Lord and Saviour and to conr- 
mit their lives to Him. 

A secular institution can function 
adequately to provide nourishment, 
shelter and academic instruction. The 
Presbyterian Home offers the added 
dinrensions of loving, supportive fam- 
ily life and of Christian emphasis. 




Part of the Family with the 
New Station WafJ'on 

THE CHILDREN 

The children and young j^eople who 
call the Presbyterian Home their home 
number fifty eight at present. (Full 
capacity is sixty.) Five of them are in 
college, sixteen are in high school, nine- 
teen are in elementary school, and eigh- 
teen are in the primary grades. The high, 
school students attend Charles C. Owen 
High School and the younger students 
attend the Black Mountain school. 



"^f** 




ADMINISTRATION 

The Home is administered by Sup- 
erintendent Donald C. McKenzie who 
has had 15 years of experience in the 
position and who was a successful public 
school teacher and administrator prior 
to his coming to the Home. He is as- 
sisted by four housemothers: Mrs. 
Ceorgia Haynes, Mrs. Margaret Hens- 
ley, Mrs. Cairah Basden, and Miss Lynn 
HoUmau. Also very important to the 
operation of the Llome are the dietician, 
Mrs. Mary Nesbitt; the laundry sup- 
ervisor, Mrs. Alberta Dalton; and the 
maintenance superintendent, Mr. Wil- 
liam Brown. 




Flag Girl — Sandy Giber 



An Example to Follow 

GOVERNANCE 

The Presbyterian Home is governed 
by a board of trustees of twelve persons 
including three women, six laymen, and 
three ministers. All have a keen inter- 
est in the work and a demonstrated 
dedication. In the case of Dr. H. B. 
Dendy, the president, service totals 
more than fifty years. All of these trus- 
tees are members of Presbyterian chur- 
ches or of Asheville Presbytery, and all 
must have the approval of the presby- 
tery before taking office. By provision of 
its charter, the Board makes regular re- 
ports to Asheville Presbytery. The Home 
is incorporated luider the laws of North 
Carolina. 



GOAi FOR m omme - mmQ 



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October-November, 1973 




COLLEGE STUDENTS 

One unique feature of the Presbyter- 
ian Home is the very large per centage 
of its young people who have graduated 
from high school and gone on to col- 
lege. At least 21 have attended col- 
lege in the last 15 years. At present there 
are five in college: Jimmy Bell and 
Enoch Prather at Appalachian Univer- 
sity; Elizabeth Edwards at Western 
Carolina University; Melanie Hyatt at 
King College; and Sandra Laughter at 
Lees-McRae College. The Board of 
Trustees has accepted the challenge of 
sending to college all high school grad- 
uates who desire higher education and 
who demonstrate reasonable ability and 
interest. 




Bobby Ferguson and Mary bpaiks 



Little Boys and Girls 



CHURCH PARTICIPATION 

The "Home family"' is faithful in at- 
tendance at the Swannanoa Presbyter- 
ian Church, and this includes all ser- 
vices which are appropriate to their age 
group. Several of the older young people 
sing in the choir. They are well rep- 
resented among the officers of the sen- 
ior and junior high youth groups. Near- 
ly all of the children participate at 
some time in the pastor's communicant 
class, and a majority profess their faith 
in Christ and unite with the church. 

At the present time two young peo- 
ple from the Home, Mary Sparks and 
Bobby Ferguson, are among the twelve 
persons who make up the Senior High 
Youth Council of Asheville Presbytery. 
They follow in a long line of able youth 
leaders from the Home who have served 
in this capacity. 

Rallies, camps, conferences, and re- 
treats for young people sponsored by 
presbytery can always count on partici- 
pation from the Home family. 



FACILITIES 

The Home is situated on 198 acres 
of gently rolling land in the beautiful 
Swannanoa valley. The main building 
houses dining room, kitchen, parlors antl 
dormitory space. It has been so well 
maintained that its appearance belies 
its age, dating back to 1922. Other build- 
ings include two residences, a laundry 
building and a gymnasium. To the de- 
light of the children, a more recent 
addition is an outdoor swimming pool. 
A playground area is presently under 
development. A large garden cultiva- 
ted by the children provides quantities 
of fresh vegetables in season and a sur- 
plus to be frozen for the winter months. 
The gi'ass covered, tree shaded campus 
can hardly be surpassed for beauty with 
its 360 degree view of mountain gian- 
deiu\ 




Keith Thomas, McKenzie, Ferguson 



ATHLETIC INVOLVEMENT 

Periiaps the fact that Superintendent 
McKenzie is a former varsity athlete 
and a coach helps to account for the 
outstanding achievements of the young 
people at the Home in all sports. Shelves 
in the main parlor and in the Superin- 
tendent's office are burdened with all 
manner of trophies won by individuals 
and teams. Year after year the local 
liigh school features standout perform- 
ers from the Home in major sport com- 
petition. Some of the boys have gone in- 
to high school and college coaching and 
some into professional sports. One stu- 
dent has already been twice named this 
year as football "player of the week" by 
the Asheville newspaper. 



FINANCIAL SUPPORT 

The greater part of the Home's sup- 
port coines from Asheville Presbytery. 
It is included in the 1974 budget of 
presbytery for $60,000 which is more 
than half of the $109,475 operating 
budget for the Home. IT IS EX- 
PECTED THAT HALF OF THIS 
$60,000 WILL COME IN THE 1973 
THANKSGIVING OFFERING. The 
remainder of operating funds come 
from contributions by parents and rela- 
tives, from gifts by friends and business- 
es, from endowment income, and from 
an annual appropriation by the Duke 
Endowment. 

In recent years contributions to the 
Memorial Fund made "In Lieu of Flow- 
ers" have provided funds for major re- 
novations and improvements that were 
formerly squeezed from strained opera- 
ting budgets. AiTiong these provisions 
have been the new bus, truck, and sta- 
tion wagon as well as new furnishings 
and major improvements and beautifi- 
cation of the buildings. This fund has 
also made it possible for the young peo- 
ple to participate more fully in a num- 
ber of Christian and cultural experien- 
ces. 



GRADUATES 

One of the most convincing proofs of 
the success of the Home over the years 
is to be fovmd in the lives of yovmg peo- 
ple who have been part of "the Fam- 
ily". Among the "giaduates" of the 
Home are ministers, teachers, coaches, 
business people, skilled homemakers and 
many others who are likewise practicing 
Christians and useful citizens. These 
lives become the vindication of those 
who foiuided the Presbyterian Home for 
Children and who have continued to be- 
lieve in it and to invest of themselves in 
its ministry. 



OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 18 - 2-5 PM. 



October-November, 1973 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



RED RIVER PRESBYTERY 
RESPONDS TO DISSIDENTS 

Red River Presbytery adopted a new 
approach in dealing with dissident con- 
gregations when it suspended the min- 
ister and elders of Delhi Presbyterian 
Church. 

The 123-raember church in Delhi 
voted 96-1 to renounce the authority of 
the denominational courts. 

At its meeting Oct. 2, Red River Pres- 
bytery voted to "record this irregularity 
and withdraw from the teaching elder 
(minister) and ruling elders of the Del- 
hi Presbyterian Church all authority to 
exercise office derived from this 
Church . . . '' 

The presbytery further declared the 
Delhi officers "to be indefinitely sus- 
pended from office until they exhibit 
signs of repentance or until, by their 
conduct, the necessity of the highest 
censure is made manifest." 

Heretofore, other presbyteries have 
either divested of office or dismissed the 
church officers. 

The Commission on the Minister and 
His Work was designated as an Admin- 
istrative Commission with authority 
to act as presbytery's agent in matters 
concerning church property. 

CORRECTION 

Attention has been called to an over- 
sight in the article in last month's is- 
sue of Our Mountain Work describ- 
ing the history and life of the Malvern 
Hills church. It should have been note 
that the Rev. J. Clyde Plexico was the 
leader and principal worker in the ef- 
fort to organize a church in the Malvern 
Hills community. 

SMALL CHURCH from page one 

One of the chief aims of the consul- 
tation was to give the participants actual 
experience in planning and goal-setting. 
Plans are being made to make this kind 
of training available to other churches 
which may desire it. 

The Montreat Consultation was spon- 
sored by the Church Extension Com- 
mittee of presbytery and is in keeping 
with the priority adopted by the 1973 
General Assembly for strengthening 
the small church. 

Participating churches were Brittains 
Cove, Cullowhee, Etowah, Lakey Gap, 
Murphy, Riceville, and Sylva. 



NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS 


Date 




Age 


19 


Keith Thomas 


17 


24 


Karen Buckner 


10 


30 


Melanie Hyatt 


18 


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS | 


17 


Kathy Howard 


13 


18 


Kenny Allen 


18 


26 


Bobby Ferguson 


18 


27 


Jay Robinson 


15 



PRESBYTERY WOMEN 
SET RETREAT 

A retreat to provide inspiration and 
instruction for all the women of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery has been scheduled to 
be held in Montreat on Friday and 
Saturday, November 9 and 10. The an- 
iroiuicement was made by Mrs. Jane 
Anderson, Vice-President of Presbytery 
Women and by Mrs. Penny Odum, 
Chairman of Leadership and Resources, 
and by Miss Elizabeth Wilson, Chair- 
man of Personal Faith and Family Life. 

Meals will be served at Assembly Inn 
and participants will be lodged and will 
Iiold sessions at Georgia Lodge. The en- 
tire cost for food, lodging, and program 
will be $13 per person. Five dollars of 
this amount should be sent to Miss 
Elizabeth Wilson, Box 116, Montreat, 
N.C. 28757 as soon as possible as a reg- 
istration fee. Those who attend may 
sign in at Georgia Lodge any time after 
4 P.M. on Friday, November 9. 

In addition to Bible study and inspira- 
tional experiences, there will be sessions 
on spiritual growth, organization, circle 
work, and missions. 



MRS. BROCHERT RESIGNS 

A statement has been issued by Mrs. 
Harold Borchert that, due to her hus- 
band's dismissal to Calvary Presbytery of 
the Con inuing Church, she has submitted 
her resignation as president o*^ the Wom- 
en of the Church of Asheville Presbytery. 

Mrs. Borcheri expressed appreciation 
for the support of the women and of her 
co-workers, and indicated that 'he work 
would continue to have her interes; and 
prayers. 



OVERTURE TO THE GENERAL 
ASSEMBLY OF 1974 

WHEREAG: 

1— The words of the APOSTLES' CREED 
are used in public and private worship 
to express our Christian Faith, and 
2 — Many persons are reluctant to use the 
clause, "He descended into hell", large- 
ly because of a lack of understanding 
of the meaning, and 
3 — The custom of adding a foot-note such 
as "Some Churches omit this", (The 
Hymnbook, page 12) fails to indicate 
the significance of the clause, and 
4 — The meaning is clearly set forth in the 
answer to Question Fifty of The West- 
minster Larger Catechism, stating: 
Christ's humiliation after his death 
consisted in his being buried, and 
continuing in the state of the dead, 
and under the power of death till the 
third day, which hath been expressed 
in these words, He descended into 
hell." 
THEREFORE: 

Asheville Presbytery respectfully overtures 
the 1974 General Assembly of the Pres- 
byterian Church, U.S., to instruct all agen- 
cies of the General Assembly — whenever 
there is occasion to print the words of 
THE APOSTLES' CREED, to include a 
foot-note calling attention to the words 
in the answer to Question Fifty of the 
Westminster Larger Catechims, either by 
quoting the answer in full, or in a sum- 
mary adequate to set forth the meaning 
thereof. 



SENIOR YOUNG PEOPLE 
PLAN RETREAT 

The Senior High Youth Council of 
Asheville Presbytery has announced 
plans for the Annual Fall Rally under 
the theme "Where Do We Go from 
Here?" 

The event will be held Friday through 
Sunday, November 16-18, at Young 
Life's Windy Gap Camp north of Wea- 
verville, N .C. Cost for food and lodg- 
ing will be $19 per person. 

The featured leader for this retreat 
will be Jim Smith of Detroit, who is in 
great demand as a leader for youth ga- 
therings. Mr. Smith has been on the 
program at Montreat Youth Confer- 
ences. Music will be under the direc- 
tion of Mark Heard of the University 
of Georgia. 

Those planning to attend should send 
in their registrations by November 11 
to Jimmy Parks, P. O. Box 885, Wea- 
vervilie, N .C. 28787. 

Senior Adult Advisor to the Youth 
Council is the Rev. Harry Philips of 
Brevard. 



MEMORIALS from page six 

Mrs. M. J. Soule, St. Petersburg Fla. 
Taylor, Wlr. Luther, Candier — Mr. & Mrs. Tom 

Furness, Enka. 
Thomas, Dr. C. D., Black Mountain — Dr. Oz- 

mer L. Henry, Jr., Winston and Katherine 
Craig, Housekeeping Department, W.N.C. 
Hospital, Mr. & Mrs. Roy D. Olofson, Fa- 
mily of Dr. James Love, Black Mountain. Dr. 
& Mrs. Edwin J. Chapman, Bill and Alice 
Powell, Miss Beatrice Kates, Mrs. Robert 
L. Torrence, Dr. Eugene G. Clayton, Mrs. 
Stanley Capps and David, Dr. & Mrs. R. E. 
McClure, Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Rober+s, 
Dr. & Mrs. George R. Lacy, Jr., Asheville. 
Tressie Cooper, Mr. & Mrs. Elton S. Eley, 
Mr. Richard B. Stone,' Dr. II Sung Lee, 
W.N.C. Hospital, Audrey, Jim and David 
Skelton, The Rev. and Mrs. Harold T. 
Bridgman, Georgia Dudley, W.N.C. Hospi- 
tal, Mrs. L. H. Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Donald 
C. McKenzie, Miss Mary Hooker, Louise 
Patrick, Ann Dickerson, Graduate Nursas 
of W.N.C. Hospital, Friends of W.N.C. Hos- 
pital, Geoigia Honeycutt, Mr. & Mrs. H. C. 
White, Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Wheelon, Women of 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Thornton Greene, 
Black Mountain. Mrs. Marie H. Clarke, 
Chapel Hill. Mr. Earl H. Hartsell, Jr., Cha- 
pel Hill. Mr. & Mrs. John G. Wolfe, III, 
Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Kerne'-s- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Wright, Morganton. 
Mrs. Robert H. Drake, Sr., and Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert H. Drake, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind. 
Mrs. Ozmer L. Henry, Sr., Lumberton. Mr. 
& Mrs. T. H. Spence, Jr., Montreat. Mr. & 
Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Troupe, Dr. John F., Telford, Pa. — Dr. & Mrs. 
H. B. Dendy, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
Moss, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Harlow, Asheville. 

Ward, Mrs. Martha Carson, Panama City, Fla. 
— Julia H. Brooks, Reidsville. Mrs. S. W. 
Huddleston, Asheville. 

West, Mr. Jake R., Hendersonville — Mrs. Ei- 
leen R. Hawkins, Mary Julia, Neal III, and 
Cathy, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Mrs. Jean, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Yost, Mr. Harrington, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. F. Drake, Highland Park, III. Hazel 
M. Pierce, Chicago, 111. Circle #1 of First 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. Ben- 
nett Cooper, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
E. E. Mark, Flat Rock. 



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October-November, 1973 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 



Alexander, Mr. B. Fred, Ashevilie — Mrs. C. E. 

Gordon, Ashevilie. 
Alexander, Mr. O. M., Black Mountain— Mr 

& Mrs. Donald C. McKenzle, Mr. & Mrs. W. 
L. Wheelon, Mr. & Mrs. Corbett Alexander, 
Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge 
Burnette, Mr. & Mrs. Ellis M. Vaught, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert J. Davidson,